Ron Anderson recommended for presidency of Century College

Posted: April 11, 2011

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

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor James H. McCormick said Monday that he will recommend that the Board of Trustees appoint Ron Anderson as president of Century College in White Bear Lake.

Anderson is vice president of academic affairs at Century College. Previously, he was vice president of finance and administration at the college; vice president of curriculum, assessment and academic records and vice provost of academic affairs at Capella University; associate vice president of academic and student affairs, dean of academic affairs, associate dean of academic affairs, and director of research and planning at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. In addition, Anderson has experience as a faculty member teaching applied statistics and psychology at the University of Minnesota, the College of St. Catherine and Minneapolis Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in higher education and Ph.D. in educational psychology, both from the University of Minnesota.

"Ron Anderson has a deep and broad background in higher education that will serve him well as president of Century College," McCormick said. "He values broad-based decision making and has helped Century develop a culture of engagement with students and student success."

The new president will replace Larry Litecky, who is retiring. The Board of Trustees is expected to act on the recommendation at its April 20 meeting.


Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 430,000 students across the state.