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Heitkamp hired as Veterans Center director

Andy Heitkamp has been named Veterans Center director at Minot State University, according to Dick Jenkins, vice president for student affairs. Heitkamp assumes his new duties March 31.

“We are delighted have Andy join the Office of Student Affairs as the director of the Veterans Center,” Jenkins said. “With his extensive knowledge of the university and the region and his military background, we anticipate providing a high level of service to an expanding population of active duty military members, veterans and their dependents as they seek to use their educational benefits at Minot State.”

For 19 years, Heitkamp has been an assistant football coach for Minot State and assisted in recruiting. He came to MSU in 1995 after being an assistant coach at Mayville State University for seven years. Before his collegiate coaching career, he worked as an assistant coach at Barnsville, Minn., Fargo, Wahpeton and Hillsboro. He was selected as the American Football Monthly NAIA Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2002. Heitkamp served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1983 to 1991.

“I am looking forward to helping future, current and former service members put their benefits to work by investing in their futures through the educational opportunities available here at Minot State University,” Heitkamp said.

The Matador native earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Mayville State. He and his wife, Deb, have three children, Derrek, Heather and Gary, along with seven grandchildren, Natasha, Madelynn, Isaac, Caitlyn, Harley, Alicia and Evie.


Published: 03/24/14

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