18:83 Speaker Series: DeAnna Carlson Zink

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:30 pm

Come and learn about leadership from a university/community leader during our 18:83 Speaker Series!  Each session will be at 2:30pm on a Wednesday in the Memorial Union (1st floor Social Stair).  Each speaker will be focusing on leadership and personal/professional development for students.

This week's presenter is DeAnna Carlson Zink, the CEO of the UND Alumni Association. 

DeAnna has worked for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation for over 30 years in positions ranging from events to marketing to fundraising. Since becoming CEO in 2014, she has led a concerted effort to grow scholarship support and build upon the Foundation’s endowment growth. DeAnna is a world-renowned expert on higher education fundraising best practices, presenting to professionals at The Council for Advancement and Support of Education; the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; Education Technology, Services, and Research; and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

DeAnna Carlson Zink received her bachelor's degree in management and communication from UND. She also completed post-graduate work: Leading Change and Organization Renewal, at Stanford University. She was a board member for the AGB Council of Foundation Leaders, a member of the CASE Committee for College and University Foundations Board and Planning Committee, and the Former President and Executive Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Great Plains Chapter. She is also a Board Member for the Center for Innovation Foundation and the EERC Foundation. She is a member and a former board member for the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of Toastmasters and Sharon Lutheran Church.

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