Mark Matthes


Mark, Career Center Director, is spearheading an ambitious plan to increase NDSU’s reputation for producing highly employable graduates. This includes expanding career preparation education and work opportunities to reach all students. The Career Center is pursuing a ‘career everywhere’ model bridging academic departments, staff departments, student groups, alumni, and employers. Mark and his wife Jenny moved to Fargo from Los Angeles in July 2016 where he served as Director of Biola University’s Career Center. He has worked in managerial and teaching roles for the past 15 years in public and private universities in the US and overseas. Prior to working in higher education, he worked in business for 10 years in companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. Mark holds a Master of Arts from Biola University, a Master of Business Administration from Marylhurst University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. When not working, Mark engages in a variety of activities including exploring new places, walking, kayaking, pour over coffee, hidden eateries, wild rock concerts, and reading ancient texts in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.