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Valley City State University to Launch Forward Together Capital Campaign

Jul 16, 2021

Campaign to Enhance Facilities and Scholarships for Students

Valley City, ND – Valley City State University (VCSU) will officially launch the Forward Together Capital Campaign at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse. All members of the community and members of the media are invited to attend. The event will be streamed online at

Architect rendering of multi-purpose indoor turf in the Valley City State University athletic facilities
Architect rendering of multi-purpose indoor turf

The campaign aims to raise $25 million for updating student athletic facilities, educational spaces and to provide scholarship support.  Campaign supporters will gather at the W.E Osmon Fieldhouse to learn more about the campaign and celebrate the early success it has achieved.

“This campaign will propel VCSU into the future. We are continuously ranked as a U.S. News “Best College,” experience record-breaking enrollment, and have a top-ranked Elementary Education Program,” VCSU President Dr. Alan LaFave said. “Our success has grown the University and helped us realize it is time to invest in improving our facilities and scholarship support for our students.”

“Our mission is to provide the best possible student experience every single day,” LaFave said. “The Forward Together campaign will make that happen. I’m excited to see how the campaign will transform our campus and open doors for future Vikings.”

“Our athletic programs play an important role on campus, and in the community,” said VCSU Athletic Director Jill DeVries. “Upgrading our training and competition facilities will allow us to continue to recruit and retain the most talented student-athletes. To continue our success, we must pursue efforts like the Forward Together campaign.”

“This campaign is an ambitious step that will shape the student experience for decades,” she added.

For more information about the Forward Together campaign, contact Larry Robinson at, or call 701-845-7203. For more information about VCSU, or to arrange an interview, contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft by emailing, or calling 701-371-8441.