September 3, 1997- Cheryl Frank Named Interim President of Inver Hills Community College - College vice president takes on additional responsibilities
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Cheryl Frank, vice president of academic affairs and student development at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, has been appointed interim president of the college effective now by Chancellor Morris Anderson of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Frank oversees campus operations and external relations for the college, replacing Steven Wallace, who left to become president of Florida Community College, Jacksonville. She will also continue to head academic and student affairs.
Chancellor Anderson said Frank will serve in the interim position until a presidential search is completed. No schedule has been set for the search process.
"Inver Hills Community College has reported high levels of student and alumni satisfaction," Anderson said. "Dr. Frank will provide excellent leadership in continuing the strong programs offered by the school as we search for a permanent president."
Frank has been with Inver Hills Community College since 1978, when she left the former Lakewood Community College, now Century College, to become a nursing instructor and coordinator of the nursing program. Frank held a number of instructional positions at Inver Hills, including director of nursing, and became associate dean of instruction in 1986 and dean of instruction in 1992. A year ago, she was named to head academic affairs and student development.
Frank holds a B.S. in nursing from Mankato State University and a M.S. in nursing and educational psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has an Ed.D. in education leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
Inver Hills Community College, which serves more than 5,000 students, is completing a $1 million library renovation and an upgrading of electronic resources to increase services to students.
Inver Hills is a member institution of MnSCU, the largest single provider of higher education in the state. MnSCU serves approximately 145,000 students on 54 campuses. The system includes community colleges, technical colleges, comprehensive community and technical colleges and state universities.