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Sanford Health Namesake Now Has University Named for Him

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by Jeremy Fugleberg

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — T. Denny Sanford, the billionaire credit card mogul whose philanthropy fueled the rise of Sanford Health, now has a university named after him as well.

National University in La Jolla, Calif., announced this week it would rename itself Sanford National University, with a formal launch of the new moniker set for July 1. Sanford recently committed a $350 million donation to the university, which it said will be used to grow its student body and substantially reduce the cost of tuition.

“We are so grateful for all that Denny has done for National University over the years and are deeply honored to rename the university in recognition of the many contributions he has made to education and our society at large,” said Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System, which includes National University, in a news release.

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