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Buchholz named Vice President of Commercial Affairs

General news

August 10, 2022

Valley City State University (VCSU) today announced that Erica Buchholz will be the next Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA). Buchholz was appointed to the role on an interim basis earlier this year.

“Erica is a great addition to our leadership team,” said VCSU President Alan LaFave. “We are fortunate to have her skills and perspective at the table and I am thrilled to have her fill this role for our campus. Thanks to his work in the business office, we have had clean financial audits for seven consecutive years. His leadership, attention to detail and vision will help guide our university into the future.

The VPBA is responsible for the direction of all business operations and facilities and is a key member of the President’s cabinet.

Buchholz attended VCSU and earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in management. In the fall of 2010, she joined the VCSU team as an accounting assistant and has been a leader ever since. In 2014, she was promoted to Comptroller and served as President of the Staff Senate from 2019 to 2020.

This summer, VCSU successfully completed six operational audits and the campus facilities department oversaw several projects. This includes updating air handling systems, upgrading air conditioning systems to improve efficiency, and improving various areas of academic study on campus.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft by emailing [email protected], or call 701-845-7227.