Dorothy J. PenuelDorothy J. Penuel was born on January 8, 1923, in Fargo to parents George and Berdie Jenson. She grew up in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central in 1940.
Dorothy attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Fairview School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN, and Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. She went to work at NDSU at the School of Chemistry and Physics, where she worked for 20 years. She transferred to UND, as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business. She retired in 1997 after 30 years and a total of 50 years with the University system.