Troy M. Goergen, senior associate athletic director for North Dakota State University Bison Athletics, will be the featured speaker during the October 25 leadership event series on the Mayville State University campus. This presentation is sponsored by the Larson Leadership Program as part of its focus on encouraging Mayville State students and the surrounding communities to become enriched by participating in leadership opportunities. The October 25 event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Classroom Building Auditorium. Goergen’s presentation will focus on developing personal and professional leadership skills.

A 1996 Mayville State University graduate, Goergen has spent the last 14 years with NDSU Bison Athletics, and was promoted to senior associate athletic director for marketing and media relations this past summer. He is co-director of the widely successful statewide USDA public relations campaign “Eat Smart. Play Hard.”  and received the Fargo-Moorhead Advertising Citation of Excellence. Goergen also received the 2003 NDSU Staff Recognition Award. After earning his baccalaureate degree at Mayville, Goergen was the general manager of the Southern Minny Stars Baseball Club in Austin, Minn. and a marketing consultant for the Minnesota Health and Fitness Consultants. 

The Larson Leadership Program on the campus of Mayville State is funded through a grant from the Edson & Margaret Larson Foundation. This Foundation is supported through the estate of Edson Larson, an agricultural entrepreneur and Mayville resident, and wife, Margaret, who resides in Mayville. The Larsons’ wish is to encourage youth and community leadership, while building a stronger North Dakota and surrounding region. This program is designed to improve skills and provide experiences that will enhance the leadership potential of Mayville State University graduates and residents of the surrounding communities.     

Questions on this leadership event and/or the Larson Leadership Program should be directed to Terry Kemmer, program coordinator, at 701-788-4777.