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In 1959, a state-of-the-art building to educate future pharmacists in the heart of the NDSU campus took shape brick by brick. Students in suits and ties, dresses and much later business casual attire streamed through Sudro Hall over the decades.

In 1986, students in white uniforms pursuing careers in nursing joined the pharmacy students. By 2006, students learning about medical lab science, respiratory care, and radiological sciences began coming through the doors of Sudro. And by 2012, the College of Health Professions began offering graduate programs in public health. 

From 1995 to 2016, enrollment in the college grew 208 percent to more than 2,000 students. The college has the largest enrollment of health professions students of any college in the state. The building is bursting at the seams and our programs are spread across leased space in three locations outside of the main campus. 

While Sudro Hall received two modest additions in 1969 and 2002, the current building cannot support demand for the College’s programs. It was constructed in an era when health care education was delivered very differently than today, with fewer interdisciplinary opportunities, access to technology or research. 

Today’s health care industry embraces team-based strategies to improve patient care. Health care institutions want graduates who are “practice ready” and “team ready.” 

We’ve set in motion a bold vision to educate the next generation of health care professionals. We invite you to participate in our philanthropic campaign to expand and update Sudro Hall for 21st century learning and research. 

Help us shape the future

The State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota Legislature granted approval to move this privately funded addition forward. Generous donors have committed approximately two-thirds of funds needed. Your assistance will help make this innovative vision a reality. 

With your support, an expanded Sudro Hall will accommodate collaborative learning. Students will work within interdisciplinary teams just as they will in hospitals, clinics, community practice and other settings. Enhanced technology will support 21st century learning that offers versatile in-person and distance education options. 

An expanded Concept Pharmacy will further prepare future pharmacists. Updated nursing training areas will provide students enhanced opportunities and increase the number of students in the program to meet the current high demand for nurses and nurse practitioners. Additional space also will bring all disciplines back into one building, which are now located in four Fargo locations. 

An area for phlebotomy and other allied sciences programs will provide hands-on training. Public health faculty, staff and students will have more space to add a doctoral program in public health. 

Imagine an educational setting that offers ways for future students to observe labs and training firsthand—whether in person or remotely. Imagine the latest technology that provides educational opportunities for those already practicing in health care fields, as well as for public health students located across the country.

NDSU’s School of Pharmacy is a leader in delivering telepharmacy services with partners across the state and serves as a national model in telehealth. Imagine the educational versatility that a new technology-adept addition could provide to help faculty deliver innovative health education and research. 

If funding allows, a future vision for a faculty practice clinic would allow students and faculty to practice interprofessional team-based care on campus and research new practice models that address future health care needs of the state and nation. 

This vision has a single goal: to prepare students for ever-changing health care professions and ultimately, to deliver the best patient care possible. 

You can make a difference

To learn how you can be part of the vision to enhance Sudro Hall and support the future of health professions education, contact Charles Peterson, dean of the college at and 701.231.7609 or the college Development Office at 701.231.6461. 

Read more about how we are working to address a critical shortage of health care professionals.



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