NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2015
Bill is the assistant director of NDSU’s Division of Performing Arts and in 2015 was also named the division’s director of development to lead fundraising for scholarships, equipment, and operations for the Challey School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts. He is also executive director of BisonArts, an organization working in support of NDSU’s Division of Performing Arts.
Bill has a B.A. in music from North Dakota State University and an M.A. in music from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He is currently a member of the Minnesota Public Radio Development Arts Council and has served on the board of the Lake Agassiz Arts Council (now The Arts Partnership), including two years as president. He also has served as a grant advisory panelist for the Minnesota State Arts Board. He was an adjunct faculty member at Minnesota State University-Moorhead for 10 years and is a past executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. Bill is currently the host of Prairie Public Radio's America Swings.
“We are in the business of changing people’s lives, and philanthropy is an extremely important part of this transformation. In my various roles with NDSU Performing Arts, I have seen, first-hand, the impact a university education has on people — and it is an honor and privilege to be a part of this transformation.”