UND School Of Medicine & Health Sciences Names Laura Block Head Financial Officer

Laura Block has been named associate dean and chief operating officer for administration and finance at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Photo by Wanda Weber/UND SMHS.

Laura Block loves numbers. And challenges.

That’s why, when longtime finance director Randy Eken retired from the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Block applied for the position.

She previously served for 12 years as chief financial officer at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Block, the new associate dean and chief operating officer for administration and finance at the School, enjoyed her time at Alumni, but the opportunity to be a chief operating officer as well as a CFO was just too good to pass up.

“Positive things are happening at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences,” Block said. “I have served as a CFO before. This also has aspects of a chief operating officer, and I found the operational aspect very appealing.”

Read more of Block’s story here.