Board of Directors

The UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s Board of Directors is composed of true philanthropists who’ve given their time, talent, and treasure to the University of North Dakota. They are elected every three years and serve maximum three-year terms. 

The Board meets twice a year to provide strategic direction and governance to the 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Task forces within the board, based on professional expertise, provide ongoing advisement.

The 2021-22 Board of Directors for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation's dedication to UND is greatly appreciated by the alumni family and also the administration, faculty and students.

Board Chair

Board Vice Chair

John Gray, M.D., ’87John Gray
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota
Robbinsdale, Minn.

Jim Poolman

Jim Poolman, '92
Jim Poolman Consulting, Inc.

Board Members


Darla Adams

Darla Adams, '84, '95, '07 
Grand Forks

Lisa Barnes

Lisa Barnes, '88
Retired Director of Engineering
Honeywell Aerospace Engineering Technology
Glendale, Ariz.

Cindy Blikre

Cindy Blikre, ‘91
Senior Solutions Consultant
TiER1 Performance
Chicago, Ill.

Scott FredericksenScott Fredericksen, '74
Managing Partner
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Washington, D.C.

Angie Freeman

Angie Freeman, '91
Chief Human Resources Officer
CH Robinson Worldwide
Eden Prairie, Minn.

Randy Gershman

Randy Gershman, '84
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
Marshfield, Wisc.


Mike Hamerlik

Mike Hamerlik, '84, '88
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
Fitchburg, Wisc. 


Marten Hoekstra

Marten Hoekstra, ’82
New York, N.Y. 


Jonathan Holth

Jonathan Holth
Community & Client Development Manager
JLG Architects
Grand Forks, N.D.


Michael LeBeau

Dr. Michael LeBeau, '02
Sanford Health
Bismarck, N.D.

Rick Lee
Rick Lee, '78
Retired Partner
Eide Bailly
Bismarck, N.D.

Chuck MacFarlane
Chuck MacFarlane, '87

Otter Tail Corporation
Fergus Falls, Minn.

 Doug Mark
Doug Mark, ’86
Founder and Managing Partner
Northstar Capital, LLC.
West Fargo, N.D.

Karen (Borlaug) Phillips
Karen (Borlaug) Phillips, '77

Former Vice President of Public & Government Affairs, CN
Retired President, Policy & Advocacy Associates
Alexandria, Va.

Jodi Rolland

Jodi Rolland, '92
Divisional Director of the Greater West Division
JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
McKinney, Texas

Dave St. Peter
Dave St. Peter, '89

Minnesota Twins
Chanhassen, Minn.

Pat Sogard
Pat Sogard, '82, '86
Chairman of the Board
American State Bank & Trust, Co.
Williston, N.D.

Karen Thingelstad

Karen Thingelstad, '89
Grand Forks, N.D.

Kathryn Uhrich
Kathryn Uhrich, '86

Dean, College of Agricultural & Natural Sciences
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif.

Chad Wachter
Chad Wachter

President & CEO
Investcore, Inc.
Bismarck, N.D.


Ex-Officio Members


Andrew ArmacostAndrew Armacost
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

Joshua WynneJoshua Wynne, M.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

Jed ShiversJed Shivers
Vice President for Finance and Operations/COO
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

Eric LinkEric Link
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks

DeAnna Carlson ZinkDeAnna Carlson Zink '86
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Grand Forks
Nancy PedersonNancy Pederson '90
Vice President of Finance
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Grand Forks

Alumni Association & Foundation Committee Leadership

Alumni Relations and Development Committee Chair - Jonathan Holth
Audit Committee Chair - Mike Hamerlik
Finance Committee Chair - Rick Lee
Governance Committee Chair - Karen Phillips
Investment Committee Chair - Marten Hoekstra
Recruitment Committee Chair - Angie Freeman