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College Advisory and Advancement Board

Purpose
The University of Minnesota Crookston College Advisory and Advancement Board (CAAB) serves UMC in seeking ways to improve student and alumni success, provide excellent high priority programs and initiatives, actively support advancement, and enhance UMC partnerships and service to the community, region and beyond.

Responsibilities of Members

  • Develop an understanding of UMC’s unique mission and vision.
  • Provide insight and counsel on specific campus matters through their unique external perspectives.
  • Advance and connect this mission and vision to others by serving as ambassadors, advocates and supporters.
  • Support UMC by virtue of personal expertise, time, influence, and philanthropy, and identify and encourage others to become supporters.
  • Provide linkages to other organizations in order to create mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Identify and help engage potential donors and supporters of UMC in collaboration with the campus.
  • As opportunities arise, engage with students to better understand their UMC experience and their aspirations for the future (e.g. attending meetings and events, mentoring, providing internships, etc.)
  • Respond to Chancellor inquiries and requests for assistance and commit to attending biannual meetings, typically on campus, at their own expense.

Criteria

  • Familiarity with the campus (e.g. alumni, donor, employer, policy maker, community and/or regional supporter).
  • Nomination of members solicited from current and former members, campus faculty and staff, alumni associations and Teambackers members, and supporters. Chancellor makes appointment and serves as Chair.
  • Members commit to a term of one to four years. If invited, members can elect to serve additional terms.

 

College Advisory and Advancement Board 2014-2015
Next Meeting: April 10, 2015

Fred Wood

Fred Wood

UMC Chancellor & Board Chair
Chancellor's Office

218-281-8343
fewood@umn.edu

 

Corby Kemmer

Corby Kemmer

UMC Director of Development
Development & Alumni Relations

218-281-8434
ckemmer@umn.edu


Mary Jo Eastes

Mary Jo Eastes

Current Profession:  
Non-Profit Organizational Management Professional
Connection to UMC:
1979 Alumna

 


 

Term 2014-2018

Dave Ekman

Dave Ekman

Current Profession:  
CIO Multiband Corp
Connection to UMC:
1981 Alumnus


 

 


Term 2014-2018

Jon Evert

Jon Evert

Current Profession:  
Clay County Commissioner
Years on CAAB: 

Since 2001
Connection to UMC: 

Has worked closely for many years with the U of MN Extension in a variety of capacities.


 

Term 2014-2015

Dave Genereux

Dave Genereux

Current Profession:
Ag Consultant for Centrol Inc. in Twin Valley
Years on CAAB:
Since 2009
Connection to UMC:
1980 Alumnus

 

 

 

Term 2014-2016

Pete Kappes

Pete Kappes

Current Profession:  
Farmer
Years on CAAB: 
Since 2007
Connection to UMC:
1977 Alumnus



 

Term 2014-2016

 

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Kristina Keller

Current Profession:  
Dean of Business, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
Years on CAAB:
Since 2007
Connection to UMC:
1996 Alumna


 

Term 2014-2016

Jerry Knutson

Jerry Knutson

Current Profession:  
Retired from teaching at UMC in 2004
Years on CAAB: 
Since 2005
Connection to UMC: 
Former faculty member who taught Biology at UMC for many years.

 


Term 2014-2017

Kevin Kopischke

Kevin Kopischke

Current Profession:  
Past President of Alexandria Technical College
Years on CAAB:
Since 2009
Connection to UMC:
1972 Alumnus

 



Term 2014-2016

Les Nielsen

Roger Moe

Current Profession:  
Consultant/Lobbyist
Connection to UMC:
Graduate of Crookston Central High School
1971-2003 MN State Senator
6th Minnesota Senate Majority Leader
2002 Ran for Governor of Minnesota


Term 2014-2018

Les Nielsen

Les Nielsen

Current Profession:  
CEO/Chairman HERC-U-Lift
Years on CAAB:
Since 2005
Connection to UMC:
1958 NWSA Alumnus

 


Term 2014-2018

 

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Jeff Peterson

Current Profession:  
Gate City Bank
Years on CAAB:
Since 2009
Connection to UMC:
1996 Alumnus

 

 


Term 2014-2017

Doug Sandstrom

Doug Sandstrom

Current Profession:  
Program Instructor for Safari Club International
Years on CAAB:
Since 2007
Connection to UMC:

1973 Alumnus  

 

 

 

Term 2014-2016

Dr. Kari Torkelson

Dr. Kari Torkelson

Current Profession: 
Optometrist
Years on CAAB: 
Since 2006
Connection to UMC: 
1991 Alumna

 

 

 

Term 2014-2018

 

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Hugh Ward

Current Profession:  
Frito-Lay Human Resources
Years on CAAB: 
Since 2011
Connection to UMC: 
Supporter

 

 

Term 2014-2017

Pete Wasberg

Pete Wasberg

Current Profession:
Otter Tail Power Company, Director of Human Resources
Years on CAAB:
Since 2002
Connection to UMC:
While living in Crookston I became involved with a variety of UMC committees.

Term 2014-2018

Betty Younggren

Betty Younggren

Current Profession:   
Kittson County Commissioner
Years on CAAB:
Since 2007
Connection to UMC:
Regional Supporter

 

 

 

Term 2014-2015

Deb Zak

Deb Zak

Current Profession:
Regional Director MN Extension
Years of CAAB:
Since 2009
Connection to UMC:
Longtime Supporter

 

 

 

Term 2014-2017