UND School of Medicine Expansion Not in Dalrymple's BudgetOne thing not in the Governor's budget request is a nearly $29 million expansion of UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences. But, in a press release, the school says it's is pleased with the new governor's support.
One thing not in the Governor's budget request is a nearly $29 million expansion of UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The director of community relations for the school of medicine Jessica Sobolik wouldn't comment on this exclusion.
But through a press release from Dean Joshua Wynne, she did say the school of medicine is pleased with the new governor's support. They feel the governor is focused on expanding their programs, including a first-in-the-state master's degree program in public health and a geriatrics training program.
The press release went on to say the school looks forward to working with the governor to continue to develop health care work in the state.
"This is a strong endorsement by the governor of the importance of addressing these vital health care delivery program needs, and we are grateful to him for that support," Sobolik said.
The budget blueprint raises spending on North Dakota's university system by $128 million over two years. Dalrymple says that's enough to keep tuition costs level at North Dakota's two-year colleges during the next two years.
He says tuition increases at the state's four-year universities should be limited to 2.5 percent each year.