WILLMAR — Ridgewater College Foundation announces two new additions, who will each serve a three-year term, to its board of directors.

Cliff Cleveringa and Joe Nelson, both of Hutchinson, will fill vacancies left by Joan Christianson, of Spicer, and Karen Langmo, of Litchfield, who retired from the board in 2019 after serving three terms.

Cleveringa is the general manager at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hutchinson and has served in the hospitality industry since 2000.

Cleveringa earned a bachelor’s in political science from Arizona State University and holds a master's in community ministry leadership from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul,.

Nelson has worked at 3M since 1997 in multiple roles including environmental health and safety engineer, production supervisor, product manager, plant engineering general supervisor, and plant engineering manager.

Born and raised on a farm in northwestern Wisconsin, Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering and a master’s in risk control from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie.