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

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Vice President
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Chairman of the Board
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BSC President
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Executive Director, BSC Foundation
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Finance Committee Chair
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Development Committee Chair
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Programs Committee Chair

Board Members

Tricia Arenz– Once Upon a Child
Gary Adkisson – Bismarck Tribune
Timothy Atkinson – North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co.
Thomas Atkinson – Community Leader
Brad Ballweber – Northern Improvement
John Bauer – Great River Energy
Scott Becker, PE – Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment
Jay Beyer – Community Leader
Eric Brenden – Northwest Contracting
Wade Boeshans – BNI Coal
Glenn Bosch – Community Leader
Jim Christianson – NW Realty Group, Inc.
Cindy Clairmont-Schmidt – Community Leader
Norman Clark – Gate City Bank
Rebecca Collins – Bismarck State College
Terry Daffinrud – Widmer Roel
Ron Day – Andeavor
Danny Devlin – Bismarck State College
Dan Dorfschmidt – Butler Machinery Co.
Vern Dosch – National Information Solutions Co. (NISC)
Kevin Dykema – American Bank Center
Debra Eisemann – Choice Financial
Debra Gallagher – Community Leader
Sarah Getzlaff – Security First Bank
Dr. Kevin Gilchrist – Gilchrist Dental
Dave Goodin – Montana Dakota Resources Group, Inc.
Mike Haider – Capital City Construction
Renae Hansen – Aetna
Russ Hanson – Associated General Contractors of North Dakota
Florence Hauer – United Printing
Jerry Hauff – Cornerstone Bank
Barry Haugen – Independent Community Banks of North Dakota
Jennifer Heck – RDO Equipment
Tim Hennessy – U.S. Bank
Dave Hoekstra – BNC National Bank
Marby Hogen – Nova Nordisk Inc.
Mark Holkup – Community Leader
John Jessen – BlackRidgeBANK
Dr. Ben Johnson – Bismarck Public Schools
Chad Johnson – First Western Bank and Trust
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
Dr. Michael LeBeau – Sanford Health
Kevin Magstadt – Kraus-Anderson
Howard Malloy – Bismarck Title Company
David Mason – First International Bank & Trust
Dale Pahlke – Dakota Community Bank & Trust
Judy Pfeifle – Community Leader
Brandon Reems – Bremer Bank
Vance Reinbold – Capital Credit Union
Ken Reno – Community Leader
Scott Russell – Cloverdale Foods Company
Paul Sandness – Community Leader
Kurt Schley – CHI St. Alexius Health
Jennifer Schlinger – BSC National Alumni Association
Jerry Schlosser – Century 21 Morrison Realty
Mindy Sturn – Bismarck State College
Sandi Tabor – KLJ
Mary Theel – Community Leader
Brady Torgerson – First Security Bank-West, Beulah
Bill Townsend – Dakota Awards
Irene Tschider – Community Leader
Stacy Tschider – Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp
Chad Wachter – Investcore, Inc
Susan Walker Weiand – Walkers and Daughters Jewelry
Curt Walth – Starion Financial
Bryan Walther – Coteau Properties Co.
Patrick Ward – Zuger, Kirmis & Smith
Scott Wegner – Arntson Stewart Wegner PC
Zac Weis – Marathon Oil 
Tony Welder – Community Leader
Danette Welsh – ONEOK
Mark Zimmerman – Community Leader
Trustee Emeritus
Senator Byron Dorgan – Arent Fox LLP
Ray Grabar – Community Leader
Wally Joersz – Community Leader
Bob Sakariassen – Community Leader
Gerald Skogley– Community Leader
Joyce Tello – Community Leader
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.

Terry Daffinrud, 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.

Scott Becker, 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. 

Danette Welsh, 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.