Longtime Mayville State University employee Steve Bensen was bestowed the distinction of Emeritus Vice President for Business Affairs upon his retirement, which is effective June 30, 2017. The announcement was made and a framed certificate was presented by MSU President Dr. Gary Hagen at a retirement party held for Steve at Mayville State on Tuesday afternoon, June 20.
Reflecting on Bensen’s career at Mayville State, President Hagen said, “Steve has become one of the most treasured administrators Mayville State has known. He began his 30-year career at Mayville State in 1987 and has risen to the top of his profession. He has been the pinnacle of class and a constant professional, a truly outstanding man who has served Mayville State with dedication and conscientiousness.
“Steve’s assistance was vital in securing tens of millions of dollars in legislative funding over many biennia. His business acumen has been instrumental in positive financial outcomes for Mayville State. His feasibility study related to the coal-powered heating plant was pivotal. This new power plant solved the campus’s historic cash flow problems in one stroke. Steve’s work has been part of an unprecedented era of success in the history of Mayville State University.”
Photo caption: President Gary Hagen (right) presents a certificate designating his new emeritus status to Steve Bensen (left). Bensen is retiring June 30, after a 30-year career at Mayville State as Vice President for Business Affairs.