|Lillian Elsinga receives 2007 regional ATHENA award|
Lillian Elsinga, associate vice president for student services and dean of students, has received the 2007 regional ATHENA award.
The award was established locally in April 2004 and is hosted by The Chamber to encourage the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the business community. Nominees, male and female, are evaluated by the criteria of the ATHENA Award: business accomplishments, community service, and dedication to promoting leadership opportunities for women.
Dean Elsinga has been helping UND students for more than 33 years. She is co-founder of the UND Crisis Team and a founding member of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs. She has worked with the Community Violence Intervention Center for more than 10 years and is an active member of the Domestic Violence Task Force. She is an Altru Health System board member, on the board of directors for the Adult Abuse Center, and serves as the campaign director for the United Way UND Campaign.
There were 10 nominees this year, four of whom were from UND: Lillian Elsinga; Alice Hoffert, associate vice president for enrollment management; Kay Mendick, director of the Women's Center; and Amanda Hvidsten, director of Alumni Relations and Marketing.
-- Robert Boyd, Vice President for Student and Outreach Services, Division of Student and Outreach Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2724