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UND Alumni Association Collection: George Starcher Collection
Stored: Green Flat File D
UND Art Collections Repository
George Starcher was the ninth president of the University of North Dakota from 1954 to 1971. He was well regarded by those around him and by the University due to his ability to accommodate the campus during this time of growth when enrollment had tripled. It can be argued that UND didn’t suffer the same social unrest as other universities due to Starcher’s defense of free speech, including the right to peacefully assemble. A brilliant mathematician, Starcher became a more active artist in his later years following retirement, most notably creating watercolors of landscapes and campus buildings.