University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

Remembering Verlon Eric Gooding

The University of North Dakota has learned that UND student Verlon Eric Gooding passed away on June 15, 2023.

Verlon was enrolled as an online student in the Mechanical Engineering program in the College of Engineering & Mines.

We extend our deepest condolences to Verlon’s wife and two sons as well as his 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 both our online and on-campus students, which we show below.

I hope everyone will take some time to remember Verlon and the kindness he showed to others and the positive impact he had on those who knew him.

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.