Peter Johnson, ’81, ’82


Director of Governmental Relations & Public Affairs
 

WHY I WEAR GREEN: I wear green — bleed green — because I believe in the transformative power of higher education. I am one of tens of thousands who pursued their education, career and life goals at the University of North Dakota. My family holds 17 degrees – and counting – from UND.


701.777.4317 • peterj@UNDalumni.net  LinkedIn


A part-time employee, Peter works directly with UND Vice President for Finance/COO Jed Shivers and UND President Andy Armacost to provide leadership for the government relations functions of UND. He sustains a program to engage regional, state, and federal policymakers to maximize support needed to achieve institutional objectives including strategies to advance UND’s mission and One UND Strategic Plan. Peter also directs the UND Caucus, a dedicated group of alumni and friends committed to helping advance the goals of UND and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Peter enjoys longtime interests in literature, film, music, theater, and other creative arts. Once a year, he gathers with his brother and friends to spend a week “scaring fish and absorbing nature.” He hikes, camps, rides his bicycle, and walks the Grand Forks Greenway. A “pretend handyman,” Peter likes to putter around the house.

• BA, English, University of North Dakota

• BS, Education, University of North Dakota

• Public Relations Society of America

• Council for Advancement and Support of Education

• North Dakota Professional Communicators

• North Dakota Newspaper Association

• Northern Interscholastic Press Association

• North Dakota University System Public Affairs Council

During nearly 30 years as UND spokesperson and, for part of that time, head of UND’s main public relations and communications function, Peter developed many relationships with individuals in North Dakota’s public and private sectors. He continues to work with these individuals — governmental, business, and community leaders from throughout the state — on behalf of UND and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

  • Grand Forks Library Board of Directors
  • Board, Grand Forks Library Foundation
  • Board, Listen Center, Inc.
  • Board, Grand Forks Chorale

Peter Johnson, ’81, ’82


Director of Governmental Relations & Public Affairs
 

WHY I WEAR GREEN: I wear green — bleed green — because I believe in the transformative power of higher education. I am one of tens of thousands who pursued their education, career and life goals at the University of North Dakota. My family holds 17 degrees – and counting – from UND.


701.777.4317 • peterj@UNDalumni.net  LinkedIn


A part-time employee, Peter works directly with UND Vice President for Finance/COO Jed Shivers and UND President Andy Armacost to provide leadership for the government relations functions of UND. He sustains a program to engage regional, state, and federal policymakers to maximize support needed to achieve institutional objectives including strategies to advance UND’s mission and One UND Strategic Plan. Peter also directs the UND Caucus, a dedicated group of alumni and friends committed to helping advance the goals of UND and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Peter enjoys longtime interests in literature, film, music, theater, and other creative arts. Once a year, he gathers with his brother and friends to spend a week “scaring fish and absorbing nature.” He hikes, camps, rides his bicycle, and walks the Grand Forks Greenway. A “pretend handyman,” Peter likes to putter around the house.

• BA, English, University of North Dakota

• BS, Education, University of North Dakota

• Public Relations Society of America

• Council for Advancement and Support of Education

• North Dakota Professional Communicators

• North Dakota Newspaper Association

• Northern Interscholastic Press Association

• North Dakota University System Public Affairs Council

During nearly 30 years as UND spokesperson and, for part of that time, head of UND’s main public relations and communications function, Peter developed many relationships with individuals in North Dakota’s public and private sectors. He continues to work with these individuals — governmental, business, and community leaders from throughout the state — on behalf of UND and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

  • Grand Forks Library Board of Directors
  • Board, Grand Forks Library Foundation
  • Board, Listen Center, Inc.
  • Board, Grand Forks Chorale