Lend your talents to shape the future of the Carlson School. By joining a board, you get access to special events, advise the executive team on crucial issues, act as an ambassador to prospective students, mentor emerging students, and much more.

  • Board of Overseers

    This board works closely with the Carlson School’s leadership to ensure a highly engaged relationship with local and national businesses and provides valued assistance in seeking both monetary and non-monetary support from individuals and the corporate community. Learn More >


Carlson School Alumni Board

The Carlson Alumni Board advises the dean and the director of alumni relations on how to best create a partnership with the alumni community to ensure the continued excellence of the Carlson School.

Brian Milovich | Board President 
'00 BSB 
Calvera Partners, LLC

MBA Alumni Board

In addition to Carlson School all-alumni events, the MBA Alumni Board (representative of the Part-Time, Full-Time, and CEMBA programs), provides opportunities targeted specifically at the MBA community. Our goal is to connect MBA alumni to current and prospective students, Carlson School faculty and staff, and one another. As a graduate of the Carlson School MBA program, you are a lifelong member of this impressive community.

Jason Meyer | Board Co-Chair
'11 MBA
Ameriprise Financial

Svetlana Sandberg | Board Co-Chair
'15 MBA
UnitedHealth Group

GOLD Board (Undergraduate Alumni)

Gophers of the Last Decade (GOLD) is a subset of alumni relations at the Carlson School that is specifically for recent graduates of the undergraduate program.

Led by a board of alumni volunteers, GOLD sponsors events throughout the year with the goal of connecting alumni to students, the Carlson School, and one another.  GOLD also participates in the Carlson School mentorship program, welcomes incoming freshmen to the Carlson School during Welcome Week, and congratulates graduating seniors on their entrance into the alumni community.

Manoj Narayanan | Board Chair
'13 BSB
General Mills

  • Samantha Alleven
    '16 BSB
    Accenture, LLP
  • Luting Cheng
    '14 BSB
    Accenture, LLP
  • Taylor Danielson
    '13 BSB
  • Ellen Dobbs
    '14 BSB
  • Kersten Dolgner
    '11 BSB
    Land O'Lakes
  • Lauren Hicok
    '15 BSB
    Accenture, LLP
  • Manu Narayanan
    '13 BSB
    General Mills
  • Caitlin Swenson
    '12 BSB 
  • Blake Koch North
    '09 BSB 
    North Highland
  • Carolyn Watkins
    '12 BSB
    Carlson School MBA Student
  • Jesse Ng
    '11 BSB
    UnitedHealth Care
  • Paul Zheng
    '10 BSB 
    University of Minnesota
  • Demi Radeva
    '14 BSB 
  • Eric White
    '13 BSB
    Bluestem Brands