Valley City State University campus successes

October 1, 2018

LaFave selected as next VCSU president

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has selected Alan LaFave, D.M.A., as the next president of Valley City State University. LaFave currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University (Aberdeen, S.D.). Also an undergraduate alumnus of Northern State, LaFave joined the faculty of the university in 1991 and previously served the institution as professor of music, music department chair, associate dean, dean of graduate and extended studies, and dean of the school of fine arts. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Arizona State University


VCSU sets enrollment record with 1,547 students

Valley City State University has set enrollment records with a total headcount of 1,547 students and an undergraduate headcount of 1,404 students, according to the official Fall Term 2018 figures released by the university. The total enrollment figure of 1,547 exceeds the previous record of 1,522 set in Fall 2017, while the undergraduate mark of 1,404 surpasses the previous record of 1,372, also set in Fall 2017.


VCSU ranked 3rd among Midwest public regional colleges by U.S. News

Valley City State University has been ranked third among Midwest public regional colleges in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. VCSU has now been named a U.S. News “Best College” for 21 consecutive years, and the university has been ranked in the top three Midwest public regional colleges each year since 2010.