Randy Schmeling

Randy Schmeling '78

NDSU Foundation Team Member since 2013

Randy, the senior director of development in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, works with a team of dedicated professionals in the college and his colleagues at the Foundation to promote the goals and priorities of NDSU and engage constituents to help achieve those goals.

A Mandan native, Randy went to NDSU to study business and play in the band. While there, he met his wife, Dotti. They have one child, Brock, who is also an NDSU alumnus.

Prior to joining the NDSU Foundation, Randy spent thirty-four years in the banking industry and served as an NDSU Foundation Trustee for eight years. After seeing the impact the Foundation was making on NDSU and its students, he followed his heart and joined the Foundation team as a major gift officer.

"My experience at NDSU shaped most of, if not all of, my success in both my career and personal life. I am passionate about helping people provide this experience to today's students. With the cost of higher education going up so much recently, I fear it is becoming unaffordable to many qualified students. Communicating this issue to our alumni and engaging them to help provide solutions for today's students at NDSU gives me a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction."