Reception to honor retiring associate vice president
A retirement reception for Kate Haugen, associate vice president for student affairs, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great room. A short program to recognize her 19 years of service to the university is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.
Haugen began her career at NDSU in 1994. As associate vice president for student affairs since 2006, Haugen has assisted the Enrollment Management departments effectively manage the growth in student enrollment. During her time at NDSU, enrollment has increased by more than 4,000 students.
She has served as a mentor and role model for staff in Registration and Records, Office of Admission, Student Financial Services, Bison Connection, Orientation and Student Success, TRiO Programs and Enrollment Management Technology Services.
Haugen has represented the Division of Student Affairs on various universitywide committees and collaborative initiatives, including two presidential search committees.
Haugen also has served on the Plains Art Museum board of directors, North Dakota Humanities Council and the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation board.
The YWCA Cass Clay recognized her in 2011 with the Lifetime Achievement – Florence Reed Owens Award. The honor recognizes a woman who has demonstrated long-term commitment to equality, empowering women and girls and eliminating racism. The award recipient exemplifies integrity and displays compassion for humanity.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.