Sharon Rezac Andersen is retired as former director of the University of North Dakota International Centre, Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she spent the majority of her professional life academically working with international students, Fulbright scholars, and study aboard programs. She completed a master of fine arts degree in communication with a minor in social psychology at UND. As an undergraduate student majoring in religious studies, philosophy, and women studies, Rezac Andersen studied abroad in Cuba and Nicaragua, and was invited by the USSR Russian Orthodox Church to study Soviet religions, governmental and educational systems. She represented the United Nations Non-Governmental Interchurch Centre in the Czech Republic, her paternal country, at a conference focused on formulating world peace initiatives, studying comparative educational systems and examining the world military complex.
Highlights that sustain Rezac Andersen’s fulfilled life include: gathering around the dining table eating and conversing with family and friends; reading, writing, discussing the great books, and enjoying unique special moments with grandchildren: Alexa, Jessica, Kayla, Linsey, Palmer, and ZoÃ«.
She and her husband, Gary, reside in Green Valley, Arizona winter months and Park Rapids, Minnesota during the summer.