BISMARCK, N.D. — The University of Mary in Bismarck has received a $1.5 million donation from a North Dakota media mogul and his wife.

William Marcil is the chairman of Forum Communications Co. and former publisher and CEO of The Forum, a multimedia news company based in Fargo.

Marcil and his wife, Jane, are giving the money as part of the school’s Vision 2030 capital campaign.

Marcil served as publisher of The Forum for 41 years. He is the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award, considered the state’s highest honor.

School officials say the fundraising campaign has received commitments of more than $70 million.