The North Dakota State University Foundation announced In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University raised $413 million as of April 26, 2021 — a record amount in the history of higher education fundraising in the state. NDSU originally announced a campaign goal of $400 million in Oct. 2019.
Construction will begin this summer on North Dakota State University’s new indoor practice facility, which was given final authorization Thursday, April 29, by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.
Dr. Kwangsoo Park, associate professor in the College of Human Sciences and Education, has been appointed to the newly-established Anne Stegner Endowed Professorship and first endowed professorship in the College of Human Sciences and Education. Park, head of the apparel, merchandising, interior design, and hospitality management department, is the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship.
NDSU’s fifth annual Giving Day raised more than $1,346,000. This is the first time the total has surpassed a million dollars in the history of the event. The online, grassroots fundraising campaign also secured a record number of gifts: more than 1,700. In 2019, benefactors gifted just over $939,000 and recorded about 1,300 gifts.
This November, the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth at North Dakota State University will bring to campus major thought leader Arthur C. Brooks, to help launch the Menard Family Distinguished Speakers Series. Brooks, professor of practice and public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson faculty fellow at the Harvard Business School, will address students virtually.
During this challenging year, the North Dakota State University Foundation continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to make decisions regarding events, gatherings and meetings based on local and national guidelines while keeping the health and safety of all alumni, friends and partners in mind.
Building on achievements of the previous three years, philanthropy through the North Dakota State University Foundation reached an unprecedented milestone in 2019, recording more than $160 million in new gifts and commitments.
Matt Vettel, a 1990 NDSU industrial engineering graduate, grew up in Hillsboro, North Dakota. He credits his professors for providing the education and career advice to find excellent opportunities as an engineering graduate.
FARGO, N.D., — The North Dakota State University Foundation welcomes seven new trustees to help guide the executive governing board and advance the Foundation’s philanthropic mission to support North Dakota…