Teresa Gunderson of Orange City, a Northwestern College alumna, has been named the college’s director of financial services. Currently vice president for real estate and consumer lending at Iowa State Bank, Gunderson worked in Northwestern’s financial aid office from 1990 to 1996.
“Teresa brings a basic knowledge of financial aid, a high degree of professionalism and a sincere desire to try to make a Northwestern education affordable for as many families as possible,” says Ron De Jong, Northwestern’s vice president for external relations. “She identifies with our Christian mission and is a good fit for the college.”
Gunderson, who will start her new job in mid-December, earned a bachelor’s degree in business/economics in 1988 from Northwestern. She completed elementary education certification at the college in 1995.
“I am excited to be a part of how God is working on the campus of Northwestern College,” says Gunderson. “I believe God can use me here. I seek to meet the financial need of families to make a Northwestern education possible, efficiently serve students and parents, and enjoy and value my coworkers.”
Gunderson is a deacon at First Reformed Church and a member of the MOC-Floyd Valley Education Foundation. She and her husband, Mark, a 1983 Northwestern alumnus, have had two of their children attend the college.
She replaces Gerry Korver, who left the post in September.