UND Law Celebrates Retirement of Mark Brickson
At 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2015, Mark Brickson, Director of Development for the UND School of Law punched out for a final time, putting a bow on his outstanding career of dedication and service to the University of North Dakota and its School of Law.
"My career has been centered around serving and supporting the success of college students," said Brickson. "My recent lengthy work history has focused on supporting law students, and as Director of Development at the UND Foundation, I continued to support those efforts through fundraising to benefit the law school."
In Brickson’s 25 years working at UND, he has made three stops along the way. He joined UND in 1991, as Director of Student Financial Aid. There he led the office that processed and managed all student loans, scholarships, grants and work programs for the UND student body of about 10,000 students. He also served as President of the North Dakota Student Financial Aid Administrators and on the Rocky Mountain Association Board of Directors.
His affiliation with UND School of Law began in 1995, when he was named Director of Career Services. In his role, Brickson assisted students with career planning and placement, financial aid and scholarship management, as well as counseling and general student services. He also helped recruit future students to the school and served as an important support person, friend and mentor for law students. His energetic personality and willingness to help in any way made him a favorite of law students, and countless alumni credit Mark for helping them manage the rigors of law school and for opening doors to a future career in law.
In 2008, Brickson made the transition from working at the law school to work for the benefit of the school by accepting a position at the UND Alumni Association and Foundation as Director of Development for the Law School. It was Brickson’s leadership and countless hours of connecting with alumni and friends that helped secure the necessary additional $2.5 million to complete the recent Law School building and renovation project.
In addition to the positions he has filled, over the years, Brickson's voice has become synonymous with the University as well. He was called upon often to narrate for many UND related video productions. He worked for many years as the public address announcer for the UND hockey, football, and basketball teams, and he was a regular at UND Commencement exercises, announcing thousands of names of newly anointed UND graduates.
Brickson’s leadership, energy and passion for UND and the School of Law will definitely be missed. Everyone at UND School of Law wishes him well in enjoying the next phase of his life.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Director of Development position for the Law School through the UND Foundation has been formally listed as they seek to find his replacement. In the meantime, alumni and friends in need of assistance can contact either Sigrid Letcher at the UND Foundation or Rob Carolin at the UND School of Law. Contact information is listed below.
UND Alumni Association & Foundation
Senior Director of Sales and Prospecting
UND School of Law
Director, Alumni & Public Relations