A native of Strasburg, North Dakota, Betty has been employed in the Financial Aid Office for the past 41 years starting as the first secretary in 1971 and moving into the position of Director in 1988. She has a degree in Business Administration from Valley City State University and a two year degree in secretarial from Bismarck State College. Currently Betty serves as a member of the ND University System Diversity Council. She has served positions as President and Secretary of the North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in addition to serving as chairman for a number of committees. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in addition to serving on Advisory Boards of Education Assistance Corporation of South Dakota and Student Loans of North Dakota. In 1994 she received the NDASFAA President's Award and has been honored by the North Dakota Athletic Association for her service to students. From 1994-2002 she served a dual role as Director of Financial Aid for VCSU and Mayville State. Betty enjoys researching genealogy with particular emphasis on Germans from Russia.