Dawn Eckhardt, Assistant Director of Talent Search
Dawn Eckhardt holds an MEd in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and is the Assistant Director of TRIO Talent Search at the University of North Dakota. Dawn started her career in higher education at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA where she held a variety of positions in the student affairs division. After moving to North Dakota Dawn joined UND’s Talent Search program as an Instructor/Advisor in 2001; transitioning to the position of Assistant Director in 2006. Included in her duties with the Talent Search program has been the development and implementation of an annual summer program that takes middle school students on an adventure of discovery on college campuses, career exploration, and cultural experiences. It is among the highlights of her year.
Additionally, Dawn is an active member of the ASPIRE region, having served on multiple committees, as the North Dakota State President, ASPIRE Regional President, and enjoyed the honor of serving as a member of the COE Board from 2009-2014.