About Us

The American College of Norway Foundation, USA is made up of devoted supporters of ACN. The foundation’s board members hold the college and its values dear to their hearts.


Founding Chair, retired (2017-2020): Bruce Gjovig
CEO Emeritus, UND Center for Innovation Foundation, Grand Forks

Acting Chair: Tami Carmichael, PhD
Professor & Coordinator, UND American College of Norway Programs, Grand Forks

Treasurer: Robbin Rendahl
CPA, RA Rendahl & Associates, Grand Forks

Secretary: Hayley Kuntz
Social Media Manager, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

ACN Executive Director: Krista Lauritzen
American College of Norway, Moss


Rep. Cindy Schreiber-Beck
ND House Education Committee, CEO, CinderWhit Co., Wahpeton

Robin David
Coordinator at Grand Forks Public Schools, Grand Forks

Odd Einar Dørum
Member of Parliament (ret), Minister of Transport, Minister of Justice (ret), Oslo

Pete Haga
Business Operations at Airtonomy, Grand Forks

Tori Johnson
Grand Forks Public Schools (ret), Grand Forks

Lisa Lewis

Ingerid Halvorsen Mohn, retired
President, Sagaform, Inc. Minneapolis (ACN Alumni)

Steinar Opstad, PhD
Honorary Chair, founder, American College of Norway, Graalum

Barry Stinson, PhD
Asst Vice President for International Programs, Pace University, New York City (ACN Board of Directors)

Counsel: Ryan Marth
Robbins Kapan, Minneapolis