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David Lane Melgaard, business educator.


Melgaard, David Lane was born on January 16, 1945 in Bottineau, North Dakota, United States. Son of Harold A. and Edith A. Melgaard.


AS in Business Administration, North Dakota State University, 1965. Bachelor of Science in Education, Mayville (North Dakota) State College, 1969. Master of Science in Business Education and Office Administration, Bemidji (Minnesota) State University, 1975.


Teacher, Rolla (North Dakota) high school, 1970-1972;business manager, Rolla Community Hospital, 1972-1974;teacher, Valley City (North Dakota) High School, 1975-1976;guest lecturer, Valley City (North Dakota) High School, 1976, 77-78;associate professor business, Valley City (North Dakota) High School, since 1978;appointed chair business division, since 1993;director, Youth Conservation Corps Summer Employment Program, Valley City, 1977-1979;instructor, teacher, coordinator, Valley City Multi-District Vocational Center, 1976-1978. Member Valley City High School Steeting Committee, since 1989, Valley City Vocational Education Steering Committee, 1985-1987. Active numerous committees Valley City State University, since 1978.

Consultant in field.


Member church council 1980-1986, board directors chair 1982, council president 1984-1984. Member churchmen's board 1977-1980, president 1978. Member Community Education Steering Committee and Advisory Committee, since 1985.

Member Constitutional Review Committee, 1989. Luther League advisor, 1976-1977. Member North Dakota Vocational Education Resolutions Committee, 1978-1979.

Senior choir member since 1975, Sunday School teacher, since 1975. Board directors United Way, 1982-1988. With North Dakota Army National Guard, 1973-1976.

Member National Education Association, National Business Education Association, North Dakota Education Association, North Dakota Higher Education Association, Society of HIgher Education Professionals (board directors), Valley City State University OTA (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, fishing, guitar, hunting, reading.


Married Beverly A. Dahl, November 20, 1971. Children: Kaaryn L., Karsten D.

Harold A.

Edith A. Melgaard

Beverly A. Dahl

Kaaryn L. Melgaard

Karsten D. Melgaard