Marlene Warnke

Marlene Warnke

Marlene Warnke

Business Manager for Athletics


Department: Athletics
Location: Christen Family Athletic Center | Main Athletic Office

Year Started: 1990

Strengths: Context | Harmony | Fairness | Responsibility | Deliberative

Education History: Warnke received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in business from Dakota Wesleyan in 2010. She received an Associates of Art degree from DWU in 1995 and also holds a degree from Mitchell Technical Institute.

Professional History: Dakota Wesleyan University, Faculty Secretary, 1990-99
Dakota Wesleyan University, Campus Life Administrative Assistant, 1999-2005
Dakota Wesleyan University, Athletics Business Manager 2005-present
Warnke has also served on various committees both on and off-campus.

Areas of Expertise: Warnke has numerous duties that are essential to the business operations of the athletic department. She handles the balancing of all team and department operational budgets, is a member of the department's leadership team and assists with nearly everything else with Tiger athletics — from letters of intent to travel schedules to fundraising and everything in between. Warnke's work ethic and knowledge of all things in Tiger athletics are vital to the overall success of the department.

Hobbies: Spending time with family, bicycling, camping, gardening, and stitching & sewing.

What do you love most about DWU? It's a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment helping the students through their four years at DWU. Not only do the students become our family during their time here, and after graduation, but the employees also become engaged in each other's lives.