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Kim Woods to retire from the UND Alumni Association & Foundation

Kim Woods, director of development for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, has decided to retire on June 10 after almost 16 years with the foundation.

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Kim Woods, director of development for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, has decided to retire on June 10.
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GRAND FORKS — A long-time UND Alumni Association & Foundation staff member has announced she will retire in early June.

Kim Woods, director of development for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, has decided to retire on June 10 after almost 16 years with the foundation. Woods first came to the region in 1978.

“Kim has been one of the most successful development officers we have had while also serving as an influential ambassador for our organization and university,” said DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the foundation. “We will miss her steadfast dedication to UND, the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration, and the faculty and staff.”

A public farewell reception for Woods and her husband Roger, was held on Thursday, June 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Gorecki Alumni Center.

After 41 years of full-time work in the region, Woods said she intends to enjoy all the “usual” retirement activities people anticipate in retirement.

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“I look forward to having a little more time for my family, our lake property and more travel,” she told the Herald.

Woods said her biggest accomplishments while at the foundation were working with alumni and friends of the university to secure financial support for students through scholarships, experiential learning and faculty endowments. Work done to raise funds for the building which will house the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration stands out particularly in her mind.

“Working on fundraising for the new Nistler College building has certainly also been a highlight for me, to be able to participate and help work with donors on allowing this new building to become reality this summer,” she said.

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According to a Northland release, the foundation has $255,000 in Minnesota state-sponsored funding for workforce development scholarships.

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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