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Fouberg named SDSU Alumni Association CEO

BROOKINGS — Andrea "Andi" Fouberg, a former South Dakota State University student body president, has been named president and chief executive officer of the SDSU Alumni Association. The appointment becomes effective July 7.

Fouberg, 37, originally from Letcher, has worked nine years for U.S. Sen. John Thune in his Washington, D.C., office, the last five as his communications director. Her duties include directing media operations, managing the office's communications team and supervising legislative correspondence.

Marc Mooney, chairman of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, said Fouberg will interact effectively with the board, the staff, alumni, and other constituent groups, based on her experiences and her interview on campus last week.

"The Alumni Association, the SDSU Foundation and the university have set in place ambitious, shared strategic goals," Mooney said. "Alumni board members are convinced that Andi Fouberg is the right person to lead the association and to work daily with university leaders to achieve those aspirations."

Fouberg earned bachelor of science degrees in journalism and mass communications and in political science in 1999. Her work assignments for Sen. Thune also include three years as deputy communications director and another year in state and community relations. She worked at SDSU as a project coordinator for nearly two years and for the South Dakota Board of Regents as an admissions officer for two years.

"I am thrilled to be returning to Brookings and serving the alumni of South Dakota State University," Fouberg said. "I look forward to working with the Alumni Association board, the SDSU Foundation and the university on advancing their shared missions."

-- Source: SDSU Alumni Association