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Office of Finance

At its core, the purpose of the Finance Commission is to safeguard the student activity fee.

Some methods we have to ensure that the student activity fee is allocated responsibly includes: our annual budgeting process for student organizations and our special project fund to cover unique events that can benefit the NDSU community as a whole.

The Executive Commissioner of Finance is charged with overseeing and distributing the $3.8 million student activity fee to various departments and student organizations in collaboration with the Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance and the Finance Commission. The Executive Commissioner of Finance chairs the Finance Commission and Finance Advisory Board. He/she also serves as a member on the Student Fee Advisory Board and Great Rides Bikeshare board of directors.

The Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance's main responsibility is to work with Tier II student organizations for their funding questions, requests and reimbursement. The Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance serves as secretary of both the Finance Commission and Finance Advisory Board and relays the minutes and documents to senators.

Commission Meetings

Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. (Closed Commission)  

Contact Information 

Zach Sanger, Executive Commissioner of Finance
Chad Blank, Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance

Please contact Zach and Chad at with any questions regarding finance and organization financial forms

Commission Minutes 















Zach Sanger

Executive Commissioner of Finance 
Hometown: Rochester, MN

Major: Electrical Engineering/Pre-Medicine

Favorite activity in Fargo: Eating

Favorite memory thus far at NDSU: Playing frisbee in parking lots late at night, lit by the street lights

Post-NDSU plans: Complete an M.D. Ph.D. Graduate Program


Chad Blank

Assistant Executive Commissioner of Finance
Hometown: Alexandria, MN

Favorite activity in Fargo: My favorite activity is probably hanging out/doing something downtown and running into familiar faces. 

Why did you come to NDSU?: After attending another University for a semester, I ultimately decided upon NDSU for its small and friendly atmosphere in addition to its large-campus opportunities.

Favorite NDSU event: BISON HOMECOMING! Someone you look up to: I look up to my father and brother immensely; both of them have incredible character, determination and fun-loving personalities. 

Post-NDSU plans: After graduating from NDSU I hope to pursue a profession as a Golf Course Superintendent in the Midwestern or Eastern portion of the U.S. or perhaps even abroad in Europe or Australia.

Fun Fact: Huge fan of Taylor Swift, traveling, trolling my friends and enjoying life.

Twitter Handle: @ChadTBlank

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8460
Campus address: 128 Memorial Union
Physical/delivery address: NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo, ND 58105
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5360 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:18:55 AM
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