Posted: September 9, 2009

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today appointed Larry Anderson as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.

Anderson, 58, has served as interim president since July 1, 2008. Previously, he held various positions at the college, including vice president of administration and student affairs; director of student services; dean of the college and athletic director.

In recommending Anderson’s appointment as president, Chancellor James H. McCormick said, “Since serving as interim president, Larry Anderson has done an exceptional job. The college is on a positive and progressive path in the midst of challenges. Equally important, Larry Anderson has earned the respect of the American Indian communities with which Fond du Lac works, and he has won support from the campus community he serves.”

Trustee Ruth Grendahl, who chairs the board’s Human Resources Committee, said, “Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College plays a vital role in the growth and development of the surrounding communities. Under President Anderson’s leadership, we can expect the college to continue advancing and enhancing the lives of the people it touches.”

Anderson said, “It is an extreme honor to be president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. My role is to serve our students, faculty and staff. I am committed to the mission of the college because it serves the whole community in a diverse, respectful environment.”

Before joining the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College staff, Anderson was the Upward Bound and Student Support Services director at the College of St. Scholastica; a Talent Search coordinator for the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and assistant director of American Indian programs at the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity agency. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree, both in counseling, from the University of Wisconsin - Superior.

Anderson’s appointment takes effect Thursday. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, which served more than 2,700 students last year, offers a wide array of liberal arts and transfer programs, including law enforcement, computer forensics, American Indian studies, clean energy technology, environmental science and human services.