Posted: March 18, 1998

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today named Kenneth Peeders as President of Fergus Falls Community College. The nomination was presented to the Board today by Chancellor Morris J. Anderson. The appointment is effective immediately.

"Campus presidents must be managers, leaders and visionaries," said Michael Veckich, chair of the MnSCU Board of Trustees. "For Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to be successful, some of the leadership must emerge from within the system. Dr. Peeders brings a rich blend of experience and vision."

Peeders, 58, will succeed Daniel True, who retired in February. Previously, Peeders had been vice president of academic affairs for five years. He served as a faculty member at the college teaching English, literature, reading and writing for 26 years. During this time, he received a Fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities and served as a local officer for the Minnesota Community College Faculty Association. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree from Moorhead State University.

Fergus Falls Community College serves 1,600 students each year and provides general education to students both on its campus and at other state college and university campuses throughout Northwestern Minnesota.