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Death of Student

February 6, 2019

Today we are passing along the unfortunate news of the recent passing of a current Dakota State University student. Ronak Patel died Wednesday, February 6. 

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to reach out for grief counseling and support if needed. The Counseling Center can be reached at 256-5121 to set up an appointment or to speak with a counselor.

Please keep the Patel family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

President José-Marie Griffiths
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students James Jacobsen
Dakota State University