Staff

Signe Betsinger

Signe Betsinger – Paralegal

 

Biography

Our paralegal, Signe Betsinger, coordinates our marketing and law firm strategy.  She came to us with 2o years of experience in university administration as the Director of the School of Home Economics at the University of Vermont and the Associate Dean of the College of Home Economics, and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Minnesota.  In addition to her paralegal certificate from Inver Hills Community College, she has three degrees in the field of applied art—a B.S. from Iowa State College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and Omicron Nu  honorary societies. At the University of Minnesota, she promoted a comprehensive experience for faculty members in five colleges by assisting them in identifying research funds and in developing skills of grant proposal writing. In this connection, she coauthored the book Grant Seeking in an Electronic Age.

Bilingual, Betsinger maintains ties to Danish-American communities and organizations across the United States.  She has served on the Board of Trustees for Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, and received a Distinguished Alumna Award in 1989 and a Danish Heritage Preservation Award in 2002 from that institution.  For nine years, she chaired the first Board of Directors of The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa.  Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of the Danish American Heritage Society, and edits that organization’s newsletter.

 

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