Tricia is one of the professional Academic Advisors in the College of Business.  In her role, she serves students majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Global Business.  Tricia assists students in determining their academic schedule for each semester to make progress toward degree completion.  She focuses on empowering students to make choices at NDSU that will prepare them both professionally and personally for the life they envision for themselves after graduation.

Tricia graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 2017 where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication with minors in Business, Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies.  She went on to graduate school at North Dakota State University where she earned her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership in 2019 while serving as the graduate assistant in Student Success Programs at NDSU.  Tricia has been an Academic Advisor in the College of Business since 2019.

Outside of work, Tricia and her high school sweetheart are busy planning their wedding!  So, in summer 2024 she will have a new last name, Mrs. Leistico!  Tricia also enjoys attending yoga classes and going out to eat in Fargo. She has opinions on the best fried pickles in town, if that’s something you want to discuss.


Tricia Tauer

Academic Advisor
Richard H. Barry Hall, 102B
(701) 231-5322 



  • M.Ed. North Dakota State University
  • B.A. Concordia College, Moorhead 


  • EDUC 123: Study Skills
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