Marisa Nygord

Marisa Nygord '19

NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2021

As a director of development in the College of Engineering, Marisa helps NDSU alumni and friends make a meaningful impact on campus by securing financial support for student scholarships, faculty research, student-focused programs, and facilities.

Marisa grew up across five different states but considers North Dakota home. She graduated from NDSU with a degree in hospitality and tourism management in 2019. Some of her favorite memories from her time on campus include serving as the NDSU Student Body Vice President in 2018-2019, showing a pig in Little International, and delivering the commencement speech at her graduation. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, and reading.

“Philanthropy has always been important to me, but it is made even more special that I can work for my alma mater. My student experience at NDSU was incredible, and I would love to help provide that experience to today’s students. Philanthropy changes lives, and I am proud to be a part of it. Go Bison!”