NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2021
Before joining the NDSU Foundation as a director of development for the College of Science and Mathematics, Michael spent six years as the assistant director of bands and director of athletic bands at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio. His role at the Foundation is to create enduring relationships with alumni, community members, and donors to maximize philanthropy at NDSU. He works directly with the CSM Dean to connect donor interests to the college’s mission, values, and strategic plan.
Michael grew up in the Greater Lansing, Michigan area. He attended Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and the University of South Carolina, where he earned advanced degrees in music. He also taught public school in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. In his free time, Michael enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with his family, including his wife, Robyn, their two kids, Cooper and Juliet, and their dogs Sven and Lars.
"I love working at the NDSU Foundation because I believe in the power of higher education to change lives. As a land-grant institution, NDSU offers a unique environment for the growth of its students while influencing the state, region, and beyond in a major way. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to build relationships with incredible people who share this passion for higher education and NDSU and want to help create life-changing opportunities for our students."