Statement on the passing of Steinar Opstad

The University of North Dakota lost a great friend with the passing of Steinar Opstad.  A visionary educator, Steinar was responsible for the highly successful American College of Norway, which has played such a significant role in the education of so many UND students and in providing opportunities for UND faculty over the past 25 years.

In 2008, UND acknowledged Steinar’s contributions by awarding him an honorary Doctorate of Letters.

Steinar was a gracious and generous man, a true ambassador for Norway, and an ambassador on behalf of the University of North Dakota.