Dr. Allen Burgad to lead award-winning VCSU Department of Education – Valley City State University

General News

Sep 7, 2021

Burgad brings more than 30 years of experience in the field

Valley City State University (VCSU) is pleased to welcome Dr. Allen Burgad on campus as the new Dean of the Department of Education.

Dr. Allen Burgad
Dr. Allen Burgad is the new Dean of the School of Education at Valley City State University.

Burgad is a 1989 graduate of VCSU and a member of the Hall of Fame 1988 football team. He has served as an administrator in multiple schools including West Fargo, Stanley, Northern Cass, Napoleon, and Powder River County District in Montana. Most recently, he was the assistant superintendent for eight years at West Fargo, one of the largest school districts in the state of North Dakota. Burgad assumed his position in June.

“I’m honored and humbled to lead this department,” Burgad said. “There were quite a few people that had a great impact on me during my time as a student here. I felt compelled to come back and help others to have the opportunity to become educators.”

VCSU has awarded the most degrees in education in North Dakota annually for seven years. In 2019, VCSU led the state with 177 education graduates. In recent surveys, 97% of those graduating students would recommend VCSU’s teacher education program to others who want to be teachers.

“Education is changing,” Burgad said. “There’s no doubt about it