Anne Temte recommended as Northland Community and Technical College president

Posted: March 20, 2006

Contact: Doug Anderson, doug.anderson@so.mnscu.edu, 651-201-1426

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor James H. McCormick said today he will recommend that the Board of Trustees appoint Anne Temte as president of Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks.

Temte, 52, is currently executive director of business training and community development at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Wash. Previously, she was vice president of instruction and student development at Wenatchee Valley College and dean of Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in Virginia, Minn., now part of the Northeast Higher Education District.

The chancellor's recommendation will be considered by the Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Temte was one of three finalists recommended to the chancellor by a search committee chaired by Joe Sertich, president of the Northeast Higher Education District, a group of five community colleges in the northern part of the state.

"I am very pleased to recommend that Anne Temte return to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities family," McCormick said. "I know she has been impressed by Northland's fine faculty and staff. I also know her experience and talent as an educational leader will add a new vigor to a college that already has a lot of upward momentum."

Temte's prior professional experience includes being a biology faculty member at Luther College in Decorah, Ia.; personnel director at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore.; director of personnel and affirmative action at Wenatchee Valley College and vice president of human resources at the Community College of Spokane. Temte serves as a city council member for the city of Wenatchee.

She holds a Ph.D. in college student services administration from Oregon State University, a master's degree in biology from Utah State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Luther College.

The new president will replace James Davis, who has served as interim president since July. Northland Community and Technical College serves more than 4,700 students in credit courses annually and provides a variety of educational programs and delivery options. The appointment would become effective July 1.