The “Forward Together” video was created for the inauguration of Alan LaFave as president of Valley City State University in September 2019.

The video uses images and words to portray the spirit of the university. These words — tradition, community, family, teamwork, Viking pride, difference makers, and excellence, along with the motto “We All Row” — are displayed, as well as adjectives describing the exceptional living/learning environment on campus: student-focused, innovative, learning-centered, collaborative, and engaged.

The title, “Forward Together: Building on a Tradition of Excellence,” served as the LaFave inauguration theme.