NDASFAA Conference 2022


A big thanks to Williston State College for hosting this year’s conference! All scheduled conference events will be held on Williston State College’s campus. Parking is free. We recommend parking in lot V1 starred in yellow on the map here.

  • 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND 58801
  • Building: Stevens Hall
  • Room: The Well

Philanthropy Project

NDASFAA is proud to partner with the Family Crisis Shelter (FCS) in Williston to fill laundry baskets full of needed supplies for North Dakota families. Monetary donations can be made online at https://www.familycrisisshelter.com/donate.html. Please put NDASFAA in the Organization field when donating online. Donations will also be accepted at the 2022 NDASFAA Conference. Items needed listed below:

  • Laundry Baskets (high demand)
  • Body Wash and Shower Puffs
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper and Facial Tissue
  • Socks for women and children

Learn more about FCS by visiting familycrisisshelter.com/what-we-do/ or see our flyer here.


*Yellow text indicates links to presentation materials

Session Details

Wednesday, April 6

8:30 – 10:00NDASFAA Board Meeting 
10:00 – 12:00Catching Up with Campus Connection (NDUS Schools)
Crystal Tangsrud & Sherry Bisek
CTS, FA Business Analysts
11:00 – 12:45Corporate Support Setup
12:00 – 1:00Registration 
1:00 – 1:20Welcome 
Judy Hager, NDASFAA President
Dr. Bernell Hirning, President, Williston State
1:20 – 2:30Federal Update (login required)
Federal Student Aid
2:30 – 2:45Break/Exhibitors
2:45 – 3:30Supervisory Roles and Navigating Conflict
Tanya Vachal, Human Resources Director, Williston State
3:30 – 3:45Philanthropy Introduction
DMCI Committee
Family Crisis Shelter
3:45 – 4:45Diversity and Inclusion
Bead Exercise – Melissa Casanova
Diversity Panel – Scott Skaro, Lindsey OneBear,
Kim Weismann; Panel Moderator – Brenda Zastoupil
4:45Dinner your own

Thursday, April 7

7:30 – 8:15Breakfast 
8:15 – 9:15Securing Financial Aid Data
Crystal Tangsrud & Sherry Bisek
CTS, FA Business Analysts
9:15 – 9:45NDUS State Programs UpdateHandout
Brenda Zastoupil, Director of Financial Aid, NDUS
9:45 – 10:15RMASFAA Update
Becca Dobry, President-Elect. RMASFAA
10:15 – 10:30Break/Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:30Re-Entry to Repayment
Mike Lubben, Senior Vice President, Inceptia
11:30 – 11:45Corporate Support Update
Bank of North Dakota
11:45 – 1:15Lunch/NDASFAA Business Meeting Agenda
1:15 – 2:45Addressing Special Circumstances Through
Professional Judgement (PJ)

Laurie Weber, Director, Minot State University
Panel – Chris Meek, Kelsey Walters, Becca Dobry
2:45 – 3:00Break/Exhibitors
3:00 – 3:45ListeningHandout
Jim Sturm,
Director of the Looyenga Leadership Center, Minot State
3:45 – 4:30 Birds of a Feather
Moderator: Matt Sanchez, Financial Aid Director
North Dakota State University
5:30 – 6:30Social

Friday, April 8

7:30 – 8:15Breakfast 
8:15 – 8:30Philanthropy Group Presentation 
DMCI Committee
Family Crisis Shelter
8:30 – 9:30Building Communications to Meet University Branding
Becca Dobry,
Assistant Director/Work Study Coordinator,
University of Nebraska Kearney
9:30 – 10:30Enrollment Management
Janelle Kilgore,
Vice Provost Enrollment Management, UND
10:30 Conference Wrap Up