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State of the University Address, 2017

In his annual address, NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani praised faculty and staff as the university bounces back from a major cut in its biennial budget. NDSU weathered a 17 percent cut in state support as thoughtfully and creatively as possible, but Bresciani noted the university is down 149 faculty and staff from a year ago through retirements or positions being eliminated or unfilled.

“NDSU is a very special place,” Bresciani told the audience. “Your resolve in the face of extreme difficulties this past year is a strong demonstration of how important it is to share the unity of purpose that sees us through good times and bad.” Even in tough budget times, NDSU continues to do outstanding work and Bresciani cited numerous examples. “It’s important for us to recognize the caliber, breadth and impact of the research conducted here,” he said.

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