Northern alumna joins NSU Foundation as CFO

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University alumna Kaylee Babcock has joined the NSU Foundation as Chief Financial Officer.

Babcock, an NSU graduate with a degree in Professional Accountancy, started the first week of March as CFO of the Foundation.

“Kaylee is a great asset to the Foundation and University,” said NSU Foundation CEO Zach Flakus. “She is extremely intelligent and very professional. Her background and skillset will be helpful as the NSU Foundation continues to grow and find creative ways to support students and programs.”

Originally from Aberdeen, Babcock said she’s excited to be a member of the Foundation's team.

“I enjoyed my time as a student at NSU and was drawn back to the culture and community on campus,” she said. “Northern State University has a great connection with the Aberdeen community and I am looking forward to being a part of that again.”

A licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Babcock began her career in public accounting. She has spent the last four years focusing on tax compliance and consulting for businesses, individuals and tax-exempt organizations.​

Babcock and her husband, Jesse, are temporarily located in Bloomington, Minn., as he finishes his chiropractic education. 

“We are looking forward to relocating to the Aberdeen area soon,” she said.

At the NSU Foundation, Babcock can be reached at kaylee.babcock@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions