Posted: April 25, 2008

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Cheryl Frank, president of Inver Hills Community College, announced her retirement effective June 30, 2009.

Frank said she wanted to provide the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees and Chancellor James McCormick sufficient time to conduct a nationwide search for her successor. Presidential searches typically take eight to 10 months to complete.

In accepting Frank’s retirement, McCormick said, “Dr. Frank is a respected colleague who has done an outstanding job during her 11 years leading the college. Enrollment has grown substantially. She successfully made the case for major building projects. And she led development of innovative programs that have helped more students successfully complete their programs.”

The longest-serving president at Inver Hills, Frank said, “I feel good about the contributions I’ve made to this thriving college. I am leaving an institution committed to continuous quality improvement.”

Inver Hills Community College serves about 7,600 students each year and offers more than 20 two-year degree options that prepare students for employment upon graduation or transfer to a four-year institution.