President Fast Facts

Since its founding as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890, 15 presidents have paved the way for excellence at NDSU.

Voices of NDSU

Members of the NDSU community share what homecoming — the game, the week, the feeling — means to them.

Painting Is Breathing

Jessica Wachter ’09, accomplished artist, grew up between the Badlands and the prairie. Returning home has inspired her to embrace the vastness in her art.

NDSU’s Next Big Move

In 2021, NDSU earned recognition as one of the top research institutions in the country, but what does R1 status mean for NDSU’s future?

Facing the Unknown

Senior years are full of unknowns, but COVID-19 brought unprecedented challenges to new graduates. For Gwen Toay ’20, it led to an unexpected career that gave her the confidence to take the next step for her future.

A Journey to Inclusivity

In the U.S., more than 25% of adults have some degree of disability. NDSU professor Kwangsoo Park is conducting research to create a more inclusive society for all.

Diaries from Abroad

NDSU benefactor John Wold ’66 had the opportunity to travel abroad, and it changed his career trajectory. Now, he and his wife, Susan, are investing in current NDSU students through the John and Susan Wold International Study Endowment. Read stories from scholarship recipients.

Q&A with the Cooks

NDSU President Dave Cook and Dr. Katie Cook meet with NDSU alumni and friends. They discuss their academic journeys, how parenthood influences President Cook’s perspective as a university president, how Katie sees her role, and what they’re most looking forward to as they join the Bison Family.