Knudson named vice president of College Advancement and interim executive director of BSC Foundation

 Jan 11 2016
Knudson named vice president of College Advancement and interim executive director of BSC Foundation
 
Kari Knudson has been named Bismarck State College vice president of College Advancement and interim executive director of the BSC Foundation. Knudson takes over from Gordon Binek, who retired in January after 19 years in the dual role.
 
Knudson joined BSC in 2007 as vice president, National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE). She led BSC’s 12 national energy programs, the Great Plains Energy Corridor, and the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) Consortium grants worth $24.5 million from the Department of Labor.

Prior to joining BSC, Knudson acquired 17 years of domestic and international experience in the oil and gas and the utility industries. She was vice president, Finance & Administration with Centennial Energy Resources, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., and held several analytical and financial leadership positions with Conoco & ConocoPhillips from 1990 – 2003.
 
“Kari is a highly capable, proven leader with a strong background in finance and a deep understanding of BSC’s needs and opportunities,” says President Larry C. Skogen.
 
The BSC Foundation Board of Trustees will meet in February to finalize Knudson’s appointment as executive director of the Foundation.
 
 
About Bismarck State College
Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.
 
About the BSC Foundation
Established for the sole purpose of assisting the college in performing its mission, the Bismarck State College Foundation manages more than $40 million in assets. The Foundation receives and administers private gifts, bequests and donations to benefit BSC's students and to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at BSC. For more information, visit the BSC Foundation.