Content | Navigation |



Below is our current Board of Visitors as of February 2017.


Casselton ND 58012
Office:  701-347-4797

Julie Burgum received a bachelor’s degree in home economics education and early childhood education in 1975 and later returned to NDSU to earn a master’s degree in education. During her professional career she taught at Central Valley, Dakota HS and West Fargo Middle School. She also most recently was a Guardian ad Litem. Besides being on the College of Human Development and Education’s Board of Visitors, she is a trustee on the NDSU Foundation and is a member of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board. She also served as a former member of the BisonArts board. Other organizations that Julie has been involved with are the Plains Art Museum, Sanford Foundation ad the Casselton Heritage Center.  Julie lives in Casselton where she and her late husband, Brad raised two sons: James and Ben.


Creative Director
Creative Capital Design
Portland, OR 97209
Office:  503-841-6269

Britta is a Moorhead, MN native and graduated from NDSU in 1990 with a BS degree in Apparel and Textiles.  She continued her education at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, earning an Associates degree in Fashion Design.  Britta spent the first 15 years of her career working in the NY apparel industry as a designer for several brands including Danskin, Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger.  In 2004 Britta and her family relocated to Portland, Oregon where she became the Brand Manager at Jantzen swimwear and a Senior Designer for Nike swimwear.  One of her career highlights was working with the Nike Advanced Innovation Lab developers to create product worn by elite athletes for the Olympic games.   In 2012 Britta co-founded Creative Capital Design, an apparel design consulting studio that serves small to midsize apparel companies in the athletic and outdoor apparel markets.  She enjoys living and working in Portland, Or which is the hub of the athletic apparel market.  She is a long time supporter of World Vision and a member of Women of Vision supporting women and children causes.   She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and exploring new places, photography, yoga and hiking.  Britta returns to Fargo/Moorhead area often to visit friends and family and is proud to be a NDSU BOV alumni member.  


Owner, Consultant
English Rose Suites, b home Home Care
Edina MN 55439
Office:  952-933-0412

Jayne Clairmont is a nationally recognized leader and consultant in providing care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Clairmont is the President and CEO of English Rose Suites, a proven and successful residential model for memory care, located in Minneapolis, MN and bhome Home Care offering the same superlative care for which English Rose Suites is known, for those who are able to stay in their own home environment. English Rose Suites and bhome Home Care uniquely address the biological, social, spiritual, and psychological aspects of the whole person, realizing this is paramount for optimal health and well-being. Clairmont is an exceptional caregiver and inspiring teacher who brings her passion for changing the landscape of memory care into her consulting services. Her ability to share her expertise and real life experience in caring for people living with dementia is inspiring and transformational. Her coaching, training, and consulting have empowered leadership teams and staff of numerous organizations across the country to achieve operational excellence and deliver the highest quality of care. Clairmont is a featured speaker at state and national conferences on a variety of aging topics. Jayne’s greatest joy, and that which remains closest to her heart, is working directly with individuals and their families helping them find dignity and comfort on the next leg of their journey together. Her approach provides families with an educated view of what is happening in their loved one’s aging mind, helping them to engage from a more compassionate and enlightened footing, enabling families and their elders to truly enjoy “being in the moment” together!

Consulting and Program Offerings: 

  • Leadership Team Coaching and Management Development
  • Staff Development: Increasing Performance through Empowerment and Engagement
  • Operational Review: Helping Clients Achieve Measurable Excellence
  • Memory Care Program Development 
  • Environmental Assessment

Organizational Engagement:

  • ACT on Alzheimer's - Serving on Early ID Leadership Group
  • Minnesota Board on Aging Member
  • Alzheimer's Association/Chicago, IL - National Conference Planning Committee
  • Leading Age Minnesota - "Guiding Principles of Dementia Care" Committee Vice Chair
  • Alzheimer's Association/MN-ND Chapter - Chair, Member of Board of Directors
  • Care Providers of Minnesota - Environmental Assessment Advisor
  • Argenutm, formerly ALFA - Dementia Institute Teacher
  • Mather Lifeways, Evanston, IL - "Leap for Senior Living" Content Advisor
  • Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities - Board Member
  • Dementia Action Alliance - Washington, D.C.
  • North Dakota State University College of Human Development and Education Board of Visitors - Board Member


Fessenden, ND 58438
Office:  701-547-3781


Associate with the Bishop for Administration and Development
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Fargo ND 58103
Office:  701-232-3381


Assistant Director
Northeast Human Service Center
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Office:  701-795-3169

I was born in Billings MT and grew up in Bismarck ND.  I received my BS in Criminal Justice in 1981 from UND and my MS in Counseling and Guidance from NDSU in 1984. I have been a licensed addiction counselor since 1984 and a registered clinical supervisor since 1987.  Currently I also hold a national Master Addiction Counselor certification and  I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  in ND.

I started my career in the addiction field upon graduating from NDSU at United Recovery Center in Grand Forks.  I worked there for 10 years as an intervention counselor, primary adolescent counselor and patient care coordinator.  I was responsible for the adolescent inpatient and outpatient chemical dependency programs including the family program as well as outreach in many rural schools as an addiction counselor.  It was during my time at URC that I became part of the planning committee for establishing an addiction counselor training program in our region and until 2002, I was the coordinator for our addiction training consortium in Grand Forks. 

I started employment at Northeast Human Service Center in March 1994 as the primary adolescent addiction counselor providing all adolescent chemical dependency services in the four counties served by NEHSC.  In 2000, I was asked to be a part of the statewide planning committee for Juvenile Drug Court and have been associated with JDC locally and statewide since it started in May 2000.  I have been a member of the statewide advisory committee and am currently the treatment provider on the statewide JDC training team.  I am also a planning committee member for the Midwest Regional Drug Court Professionals Annual Conference as well as  presenter at this conference.  I am also a member of our local JDC Advisory team and oversee the treatment aspect for our JDC.

In 2002, I became the supervisor for the adolescent chemical dependency unit at NE which included being the clinical director for a residential adolescent chemical dependency program.  In 2011, I became the director for the Alcohol and Drug Services Unit which includes supervising both adult and adolescent chemical dependency services/programs in the four county region as well as Adult and Juvenile Drug Court.  Currently I am the Assistant Director at NEHSC and Director for the Alcohol and Drug Services Unit.

Since 1984, I have been active in various community and regional committees and coalitions pertaining to Substance Abuse/High Risk Drinking/ Prevention.  At this time I am a member of the Substance Abuse Prevention Committee (SAPC), the Community/Campus Coalition for Reducing High Risk Drinking (CCC), and a community coalition addressing the opiod issues facing our community and region. 

I have two daughters ages 23 and 21.  Annie graduated in December from NDSU with a degree in zoology and is pursuing dental school.  Maggie is a junior at UND majoring in psychology.  I have been on the BOV since 2013 and find it one of the most rewarding things I have done as it has renewed my gratitude for the education and training I received at  NDSU and I have a commitment to helping others achieve their career goals in any way I can.   I believe in the mission of NDSU as a land grant university and am so impressed at the growth and continued excellence in not only the education students in HD&E receive, but also the commitment by the staff, faculty, and administration in providing the mentoring and role modeling for students which is so important and reflects so well Bison Pride.


Certified Interior Designer
Duluth, MN 55802-2085
Office: 218-727-8446 Direct: 218-279-2400


Marketing Director
Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau
Fargo ND 58103
Office: 701-282-3653


Nicole is a North Dakota native and was born and raised in Fargo-Moorhead. Nicole graduated from North Dakota State University with her degree in Hospitality/Tourism Management in 2008. During college she was very involved with the NDSU Hospitality Student Association in which she held office as a co-fundraiser and president. She is the Marketing Director at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been with the FM CVB since 2009 where she started as a sales manager. In her spare time Nicole loves traveling to new places, remodeling her old home with her husband and taking her two Siberian Huskies for walks in downtown Fargo. She volunteers with Fargo-Moorhead Pride and was a 2013 graduate of the United Way: 35 Under 35 Women's Leadership Program.


Marketing and Promotions Director
LaHaise Management
Dba Buffalo Wild Wings; Dba Moe’s Southwest Grill
Office:  701-388-8878

Andrea graduated from NDSU in 2004 with a degree in Hospitality Management.  While attending college, she gained experience by working summers at Boundary Waters in Minnesota, Walt Disney World EPCOT in Florida, and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  She currently works for LaHaise Management, a franchise for Buffalo Wild Wings, for the past 13 years starting as a restaurant manager and now as Operations Assistant / Marketing Director.

As a person, Andrea is focused on giving what she can to help others.  She started with Meals on Wheels as a kid and community cleanup projects.  Adding later listed on the blood marrow match database, doing blood drives and every 3 years, donating her hair. (it’s fun.)  Through her position at work, she initiated a school rewards program in the region for the past 10 years for k-12 students and also donated food to volunteers during the floods and other times of need.

For NDSU and the college, Andrea was a co-founder of the HSA Food and Wine Show, Board member on the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, participated on a search committee for the college and is a guest speaker to hospitality classes.




Chairperson, Fashion Design Dept.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT-SUNY)
New York City NY 10001
Office:  212-217-5029


dk Foodservice Solutions, LLC
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Work:  651-687-9696

Kristi has over thirty years of healthcare nutrition management experience. Her skills are around strategy, maximizing potential in others and a big picture vision. She is a change manager that provides improved outcomes. 

Currently, owner and President of dk Foodservice Solutions, LLC, Kristi’s desire is to work with foodservice directors to develop their leadership and management skills in the worksite. Her mission is to provide support for today’s foodservice director that allows for improved financial performance with a focus on operations. 

Kristi’s background has been working in the healthcare nutrition services arena as the director of Nutrition in Acute and Long Term Care Facilities. Her focus is to include the entire department staff in improving quality, customer service and financial stewardship for the clients being served. 

Kristi’s Educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and dietetics and a business minor. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietary Manager.


Fargo ND 58103
Office:  701-200-0100

Trained in vocational home economics education, worked in the health/nutrition teacher education in India and North Dakota teacher education at UND; moved into community service and mental health advocacy work and last 18 years before retirement in 2005 in a public policy career as U.S. Senate staff; interests in genealogy and travel. 

International Experience:

1968-1970 - Peace Corps, Trichy, Madras, India - health and nutrition education - All Saints Basic Training School and Peace Corps training incoming groupaid 1970

Summer 1967 - Experiment in International Living - NDSU College Ambassador to Tanzania

1963-1964 - International Christian Youth Exchange - Gymnasium student, Klippan, Sweden

Family: Married to John T. Schneider, NDSU graduate 1967 (deceased); two sons, Rocky and Jasper and six grandchildren, all in North Dakota


M.S. Community Service Education - August 1973 - Cornell University, Ithaca, New York..assistantship in Consumer Economics and Public Policy; graduate teaching assistant 

B.S. Vocational Home Economics Education - May 1968 - NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota

Work Experience Awards:

U.S. Senate staff , U.S. Senator Conrad, 1993-2004; state representative/Fargo including casework responsibilities in immigration and State Department

University of North Dakota, faculty - College of Human Resource Development - August 1973-1975 responsible for teacher education and classes in child development; developed courses in teaching the blind and menswear; summer pre-registration counselor, 1975 summer

Southeast Mental Health Center, Children’s Services - staff, 1976

Mental Health Association , Executive Director, six area counties - developed workshops & community volunteers, later local advisory board member and State board member, 1977-1980

State Board for Vocational Education - Project Director - developed and implemented three day workshop, Pioneers in Equality, in seven cities across the state for vocational teachers on sex equity regarding Title IX; participants earned university credits 1980-81

Future Homemakers of America (FHA), National trainer - leadership development for state associations; a national FHA officer in high school (reporter)

North Dakota State University , instructor - developed and taught course in leadership development; summer teacher

workshop coordinator and planner - “Increasing Student Awareness of Nontraditional Career Options”, NDSU advisory

board at College of Home Economics

Realtor - licensed ‘76-’86; also employment counselor, placement agency, Denver, summer ‘72

Women’s Political Caucus - presented at national workshop on political stress, a program developed in North Dakota

Community and Campus Activities:

President , Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, NDSU; chair antique show ‘82 ($ to charity); received most improved chapter award at national meeting (1982-84)

President , Phi Upsilon Omicron alumnae, the home economics honorary, NDSU (1984-86)

Board member , NDSU Women - archivist, 2016 - onward

Board of Visitors member , College of Human Development and Education, 2016 -

Commander , Angel Flight Society, NDSU

Program chair , Swedish Cultural Heritage Society, 1984; treasurer , 1990-92

Lobbyist, Mental Health Association, North Dakota legislative sessions, 1983-85

Member , FM Home Economists; Thursday Homemaker Club, ongoing; previously National Women’s Political Caucus; Agassiz Women’s Political Caucus

Member , Federal Executive Association 1991 - some years


Mental Health Association - State Woman of the Year 1986; Distinguished Service Award, RRV Chapter 1986

Peace Corps award in recognition of “outstanding commitment to community service locally and internationally” honoring “contributions to a more united and peaceful world.” 1999

Democratic Women, Fargo - received Fargo Outstanding woman of year award 1987

Phi Upsilon Omicron - community service award 1987

State Appointments/Service:

1985-86 Governor’s Employment and Training Forum, representing Women, member

1985-86 Governor’s Commission on Children and Adolescents at Risk; chair of subcommittee on emotionally and behaviorally disturbed

1986-87 Chair, State Vocational Council; serving on board to ‘89 representing Job Training Coordinating Council

1980-86 Board member, Mental Health Association


Procurement Sourcing Specialist, Indirect Procurement
Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Office:  612-761-4551


Bismarck ND 58501

Deb Seminary  graduated in 1982 with a BS in Food and Nutrition, a Hotel, Motel Restaurant Management Minor and almost a Communications Minor. She worked in the hospitality industry for several years then became very successful in radio advertising sales, which led to management. 

After the stations were sold, Seminary took the opportunity to become a self employed marketing consultant. Her clients created many circumstances to learn new things, including video production,  event planning, website development and social media implementation. 

In 2008 she became the Editor of Inspired Woman Magazine. Besides writing articles, developing an online presence and selling ads, she created an annual fashion show, which became and remains, a successful Girls Night Out/Fundraiser. 

One of her goals was to work on a political campaign, and in 2015 she was hired as Communications Manager for Senator John Hoeven’s successful 2016 re-election campaign.   


Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

Follow NDSU
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • Google Maps
Programs that focus people

College of Human Development and Education, North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8211
Campus address:  E Morrow Lebedeff Hall 255
Physical/delivery address: 1310 Centennial Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2600 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-605


Last Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:52:34 AM
Privacy Statement