Colleen Heimstead and Alyson Vander Steen
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Women In Athletics: Colleen Heimstead and Alyson Vander Steen

Two vital assets to NDSU athletics administration are Senior Woman Administrator Colleen Heimstead and Marketing and Fan Engagement Director Alyson Vander Steen.

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Colleen Heimstead

Colleen Heimstead

Position with NDSU Athletics: Senior Associate Director of Athletics – Senior Woman Administrator

Years Working At NDSU: 13

Describe your duties in your position with NDSU athletics.

I am responsible for all facets of NCAA, conference and institutional compliance for NDSU Athletics. Together with Director of Compliance, Clyde Prestwood, and campus departments such as Financial Aid, the Office of Admission, Registration & Records, Customer Account Services and Athletics Academic Advising, we ensure NCAA compliance for 16 sports and approximately 400 student-athletes

What is the best thing about working with NDSU and NDSU athletics?

The people. Our coaches, staff and student-athletes have character, integrity, pride and the passion to succeed.

Alyson Vander Steen

Alyson Vander Steen

Position With NDSU Athletics: Assistant Director of Athletics – Marketing and Fan Engagement

Months Working At NDSU: 5

Describe your duties in your position with NDSU athletics.

In-game production of home events, social media, graphic design and marketing of NDSU of athletics.

What is the best thing about working with NDSU and NDSU athletics?

Working with a group of people that wants to see you grow professionally and succeed in your role within the department. Also, seeing the student-athlete success, the students are the reason we all have jobs.

Women In Athletics: Colleen Heimstead and Alyson Vander Steen
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