New NDSU President Cook scheduled to tour state

Photo by: NDSU
Photo by: NDSU

(Fargo, ND) -- New North Dakota State University President David Cook is taking a new approach as he gets to know the Peace Garden State.

The 15th president in the college's history plans to tour the state July 11th-21st to meet alumni, local leaders, legislators, members of the State Board of Higher Education, Extension employees, agricultural producers and other key stakeholders and supporters.

The statewide tour will kick off with one of four North Dakota Tour events that are free and open to the public. President Cook will be joined by NDSU Athletics staff and coaches for the events, which will begin with a short program, followed by a social.

“I am excited for this opportunity to meet with the many wonderful NDSU supporters from across the state,” said Cook in a statment released to WDAY Radio. “This tour allows me to continue learning about the great state of North Dakota and all the ways NDSU can and does contribute to its success.”

The first event is set to be held in Bismarck at Laughing Sun Brewing Co. July 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additional events are scheduled for Watford City at Stonehome Brewing Co. on July 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Wahpeton at Corteva Agriscience on July 18th from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Grand Forks at Cloud 9 Lounge on July 21st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required for all North Dakota Tour events, and can be found here.

In addition to North Dakota Tour events, Cook also will visit NDSU Extension locations in Streeter, Hettinger, Dickinson, Williston, Casselton, Carrington, Minot and Langdon during their annual Field Days.