Denise A. Laymon
I have several years of experience working with non-profit organizations and foundations, specifically in K-12 and higher education. Serving in the past as the Executive Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, I had the privilege to bring together volunteers, businesses, and fundraising professionals to be effective and efficient in their missions. I spend my free time volunteering for service organizations and being active in the community.
Why I’m At Mary
At a time in my life when I decided to further my education, for which I considered myself a non-traditional, older student, the University of Mary welcomed and embraced me. I completed three degrees at Mary. I give credit to the staff and faculty for their guidance and support. Intrigued by my student experience, witnessing the leadership, growth, and presence that the university exhibits, it only seemed fitting to apply my experience and help others leave a legacy or achieve their dreams.
Nonprofit Management and Administration
BS (Management): University of Mary, 2010
MS (Strategic Leadership): University of Mary, 2012
MBA (Management/Human Resources): University of Mary, 2015