September 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm in The Daily Republic
If any one person could be designated as the founder of Dakota University, Dr. William Brush would be the likely choice. He was among those who incorporated the school in 1883, and became its first president. Brush was, according to those who knew him, an inspirational leader. Nonetheless, he had his detractors and was ousted from the presidency against his will.