Justin Swanson

Justin Swanson '06, '07

NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2018

In his role as a managing director of development, Justin primarily builds enduring relationships that maximize advocacy and philanthropy for NDSU and supports development staff in their efforts.

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 in April 2018.

“Higher education, to me, is one of the quickest ways to create inclusion and foster diversity in our city and state, 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.”