Curt Frye Appointed 12th President of Wayne State College
Published: 6-3-2011 8:05 amNebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan
Carpenter announced Thursday, June 2, that the NSCS Board of Trustees
has appointed Curt Frye the 12th president of Wayne State College.
began his career at WSC in 1985 and has held a number of leadership
positions at the college. He served as interim president in 2003 after
the resignation of former President Sheila Stearns and has held the
interim position since 2010 after the resignation of former President
"Curt's ability to engage the community will
allow him to position Wayne State College as a leader in higher
education and make it an even stronger institution," said Larry Teahon,
chair of the NSCS Board of Trustees. "His experience and insight at the
college will allow him to hit the ground running. The board and I are
excited for what the future holds for Wayne State under his leadership."
am honored to be named the 12th president of Wayne State College, and I
look forward to facing the challenges and rewards that come with the
position," Frye said. "Working with Chancellor Carpenter and my
colleagues in the Nebraska State College System and involving the
greater Wayne State community are critically important to moving Wayne
State into the future."
"Curt Frye has been at the heart of the
action at Wayne State for many years and has demonstrated a profound
appreciation for the college and its role in Nebraska and the region,"
Carpenter said. "We are fortunate to have someone with his background
and passion for working with students and the many other college and
community constituencies in northeast Nebraska. I look forward to
working with him and am excited about what Wayne State will achieve
under his leadership."
"I am delighted with the board's decision
to appoint Curt president," said Trustee Carter "Cap" Peterson of Wayne.
"He is a long-time Wayne resident and has served the college and
community with distinction. Curt and his wife, Dianne, are valuable
assets to the college, the community of Wayne, the Nebraska State
College System and the region."
Frye began working at Wayne State
in 1985, serving as associate dean of students, dean of students, and
in 1993, vice president and dean of students. A native of Elk City, Frye
holds a bachelor's degree in education from Midland Lutheran College
and a master's degree in education from Chadron State College.
to coming to Wayne State, Frye was a teacher and coach at Cody/Kilgore
and a guidance counselor in Neligh and Wayne. He and his wife, Dianne,
have two children and two grandchildren.
The Nebraska State
College System serves nearly 9,000 students through three geographically
diverse institutions. Combined, the three colleges offer more than 200
degree, certificate and pre-professional programs that are accessible on
the campuses, via the Internet and in several locations throughout the
state. With more than 250 credentialed faculty members and 50,000
successful graduates, the Nebraska State College System provides
significant human and intellectual capital that contributes to the
current and future strength of the state of Nebraska.
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