Matt Lien

Matt Lien

NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2020

Before joining the NDSU Foundation as a managing director of development, Matt spent four years working in development for NDSU athletics. His role at the Foundation is to create enduring relationships with alumni, community members, and donors to maximize philanthropy at NDSU. He also helps other development officers achieve their goals.

Matt was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was a football student-athlete. He also earned a law degree from the University of North Dakota. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, golfing, and spending time with his family, including his wife, Sara, his two sons, Gino and Jack, and his dog, Gabe.

"I love working at the NDSU Foundation because I am a believer in the impact that higher education can have in an individual's life and in the impact that a major university like NDSU can have in our community, region, and state. I am fortunate to be able to meet numerous incredible people who share that same passion for NDSU and higher education and want to help create life-changing opportunities for our students."