University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

Remembering Rachelle LaGree

The University of North Dakota recently learned that UND graduate student, Rachelle LaGree, passed away in May.

Rachelle was enrolled as an online student in the Teaching & Leadership Program in the College of Education & Human Development, specializing in School Principalship. This summer, she was posthumously awarded a Master of Science degree.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Rachelle’s family, friends and classmates. They are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all, and we have a number of resources available to you, which we list below.

I hope everyone will take some time to remember Rachelle’s impact on our campus community and come together to support one another.


Andy Armacost
UND President


University Counseling Center staff members are available to offer support to students who would like counseling assistance any time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please call 701.777.2127 to schedule an appointment. After hours, 24/7 First Link support is available and can be reached by dialing 211 or calling 701.235.7335.

Faculty and staff can also consult UND’s Employee Assistance Program, or 1.800.627.8220 as needed.