Board of Trustees

The Bismarck State College Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is comprised of a diverse group of talented business leaders and community supporters who are committed to BSC Foundation's vision and mission.  

BSC Foundation Board of Trustees

PaulBakkum_President.jpg Paul Bakkum
DebraGallagher.jpg Debra Gallagher
Vice President
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PaulSandness.jpg Paul Sandness
Chairman of the Board
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BSC President
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Executive Director, BSC Foundation
TimAtkinson.jpg Tim Atkinson
Finance Committee Chair
MarlinKling.jpg Marlin Kling
Development Committee Chair
WadeBoeshans.jpg Wade Boeshans
Programs Committee Chair

Board Members

Tricia Arenz– Once Upon a Child
Timothy Atkinson – North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Paul Bakkum – Choice Financial
Brad Ballweber – Northern Improvement
Tamara Barber – Bismarck State College
Scott Becker, PE – Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment
Jay Beyer – Community Leader
Scott Boehm – Sanford Health
Wade Boeshans – BNI Coal
Jim Christianson – NorthWest Development/NorthWest Realty Group
Cindy Clairmont-Schmidt – Community Leader
Dave Clark – Bismarck State College
Norman Clark – Gate City Bank
Jordis Conrad – BSC Retirees Group Representative
Terry Daffinrud – Daffinrud Management Company
Carroll Dewing – Coteau Properties Co.
Dan Dorfschmidt – Butler Machinery Co.
Vern Dosch – National Information Solutions Co. (NISC)
Bryan Dvirnak – Community Leader
Jonus Elston – American Bank Center
Wendy Feeney – Coventry Health Care, Inc.
Dave Froelich – Missouri Valley Petroleum (MVP)
Debra Gallagher – Capital Credit Union
John Giese – Wells Fargo Bank
Dr. Kevin Gilchrist – Gilchrist Dental
Dave Goodin – Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU)
Mike Haider – Capital City Construction
Renae Hansen – Aetna
Russ Hanson – Associated General Contractors of North Dakota
Jerry Hauff – Cornerstone Bank
Dick Hedahl – Hedahls Inc.
Tim Hennessy – U.S. Bank
Bryce Hill – Community Leader
Dave Hoekstra – BNC National Bank
Niles Hushka – KLJ
John Jessen – BlackRidgeBANK
Dr. Aaron Johnson – The Smile Center
Tim Karsky -- Choice Financial
Kari Knudson -- Bismarck State College
Jennifer Klesalek - BSC Staff Representative
Marlin Kling – Midwest Motor Express
Rob Koppinger – Kirkwood Bank & Trust
Loren Kopseng – United Energy Corp.
Jay Kost – The Falkirk Mining Company
Terry Kraft – American Family Insurance
Brian Kroshus – Community Leader
Dr. Ben Johnson -- Bismarck Public Schools Representative
David Ludwig – Security First Bank
Howard Malloy – Bismarck Title Company
Dorothy Mariner – Mariner Construction
David Mason – First International Bank & Trust
Dale Pahlke – Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Judy Pfeifle – Community Leader
Ken Reno – Community Leader
Scott Russell – Cloverdale Foods Company
Erik Sakariassen – Saks News, Inc.
Paul Sandness – Community Leader
Dave Sauer – Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Jerry Schlosser – Century 21 Morrison Realty
Pamela Schmidt – Schmidt Insurance/SIA Marketing
Gary Schumacher – Taxi 9000
Dr. Larry C. Skogen – BSC President – Bismarck State College
Jerry Splonskowski – Northwest Contracting, Inc.
Kevin Strege – Cornerstone Bank
Mary Theel – Cedric Theel, Inc.
Allan Thomas – Community Leader
Michael Thomas – BSC National Alumni Association Representative
Bill Townsend – Dakota Awards
Irene Tschider – Community Leader
Stacy Tschider – Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp
Joseph Vuolo – BSC Faculty Representative
Chad Wachter – Investcore, Inc
Curt Walth – Starion Financial
Patrick Ward – Zuger, Kirmis & Smith
John Weeda, PE – Great River Energy
Scott Wegner – Arntson Stewart Wegner PC
Tony Welder – Dakota Pharmacy
Trustee Emeritus
Myron Atkinson, Jr. – The Atkinson Company
Senator Byron Dorgan – Arent Fox LLP
Ray Grabar – Community Leader
Wally Joersz – Community Leader
John R. Sakariassen – Saks News, Inc.
Gerald Skogley– Community Leader
Joyce Tello – JoyTell Consulting
BSC Foundation Board of Trustee Committees 
The Executive Committee shall: (1) review, make modifications to and recommend approval of the proposed Foundation annual fiscal year budget and any proposed amendments to it; (2) serve as the Audit Committee for the Foundation; (3) review and approve the annual audit and Management letter; and (4) assist the committees of the Foundation in accomplishing their responsibilities.

Tim Atkinson, Chair

The Finance Committee shall: (1) have and exercise the power to make decisions regarding the appropriate investment and reinvestment of the Foundation's assets and funds; (2) maintain an investment policy and properly maintain oversight on investment management for the Foundation; (3) provide advice and direction in management and/or sale of properties which may be gifted to the Foundation; (4) approve all planned gift arrangements including the authority to enter into agreements and arrangements; (5) make recommendations regarding policies for the disbursement of funds; (6) review, make modifications to and recommend approval of the proposed Foundation annual fiscal year budget and any proposed amendments to it; and (7) select, approve and authorize a qualified Certified Public Accounting firm to complete the annual audit of the Foundation.

Wade Boeshans, Chair

The Programs Committee shall: (1) have and exercise the power to make decisions to develop and implement guidelines, policies and procedures for awarding of all scholarships and grants given by the Foundation; (2) have the authority to award scholarships and grants based on the approved fiscal year budget; (3) review, make modifications to and recommend approval of the proposed Foundation annual fiscal year budget for scholarships and grants and any proposed amendments to it; and (4) approve the annual expenditure and award of the Jack Fellowship following the guidelines set forth by the donors. 

Marlin Kling, Chair
The Development Committee shall: (1) be responsible for the recruitment and orientation of new members and the nomination of officers for the Foundation; and (2) be responsible for development of fund-raising goals, as well as defining short-term and long-term funding needs of the Foundation.