The last of the four high rises was completed in 1987 at the cost of $3.9 million. It is located in the southwest corner of the quadrangle of the high-rise residence halls. In October of 1990, the newest high rise was renamed Pavek Hall in recognition of F. Leslie Pavek, Vice President of Student Affairs. Pavek was born on May 27, 1929 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Pavek later received a masters (1960) and doctorate (1968) in education from the University of North Dakota (UND). Upon his graduation, Pavek taught Science, Math and English at Pisek, Tolna and Chaffee (all schools located in North Dakota). He later moved to Fargo and worked at Agassiz Junior High as a science teacher and counselor. In 1965, Pavek left Fargo and returned to Grand Forks to serve as Dean of Men for UND. Two years later (1967) he left and came to NDSU to work in the Counseling Center. In 1968, Pavek was appointed Dean of Students. In 1974, he was named Vice President for Student Affairs. Pavek retired in 1990 after twenty-three years of service to NDSU (It's Happening at State October 10, 1990, p.3).
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