Justin Swanson

Justin Swanson '06, '07

NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2018

As a director of development, Justin helps students achieve their academic dreams and donors accomplish their philanthropic goals in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources.

Justin was born and raised in North Dakota. He grew up in a rural farming community in the northcentral part of the state. He’s a lifelong learner and has a passion for education. He credits NDSU and his education here for many of his personal relationships and professional opportunities. After more than a decade working in college athletics administration at three land-grant universities, he says he was honored to join the team at the NDSU Foundation.

“Philanthropy, to me, is one of the quickest ways to create inclusion and foster diversity, something that should be important to all of us. The return on investment society receives from philanthropy to higher education is second to none and pays off almost immediately.”