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Marv Semrau

Vice President for Advancement

Marv Semrau joined Minot State University as the vice president for advancement in March 2007. Semrau, a Minot native, graduated from Minot High School, before attending MSU for a year and graduating from North Dakota State University, Fargo, in 1974 with a bachelorís degree in business administration.

After graduation, Semrau was employed by Young America menís clothing stores for 19 years, before becoming sales manager at Loweís Printing in Minot for 19 years.

As vice president for advancement, Semrau is the executive director of the MSU Development Foundation and is responsible for alumni services, annual giving, donor relations, the Board of Regents, marketing, major gifts, social networking and is the lead fundraiser for the university.

Semrau is very involved in area civic groups, including the following activities in recent years:

Semrau is married to his high school sweetheart, Barb (Christensen), who works at Minot High School Central Campus. They are the parents of two children, Chris and Amy, and proud grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter, Nora.