Virginia (Johnson) Deeds '72

B.S., English
Bemidji, Minn.

2020 inductee
Virginia (Johnson) Deeds '72 served on the BSU Alumni & Foundation’s board of directors from 2011-19, sitting on a number of committees including the alumni relations, nominating and strategic planning committees. She was instrumental in organizing the Bemidji Area Alumni Chapter in 2009 and coordinating the chapter’s community appreciation and homecoming street dance events for nine years. Deeds also served as the interim director of alumni relations for the BSU Alumni & Foundation in 2015, helping implement alumni relations events, programs and services.

Deeds is retired following a 25-year career working as a supervisor and team leader for the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program in Bemidji. This role included coordinating, implementing and delivering employment and training programs to a five-county area in northern Minnesota to help individuals bridge the unemployment gap in rural northern Minnesota. She previously taught English and media classes for Twin Valley, Blackduck, Bemidji and Akeley Public Schools for 17 years.

She lives in Bemidji with her husband, Bob.


Virginia (Johnson) Deeds '72
Virginia (Johnson) Deeds '72

Sue Kringen '73

Richard Siegert ‘67

Randy Bowen ‘73

Kay (Aultman) Mack ‘86

Elaine Hazard ‘70

Austin Wallestad ‘70