Curt Frye Recommended as 12th President of Wayne State College
Published: 4-21-2011 2:20 pm
Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan Carpenter announced April 20 that he will recommend to the NSCS Board of Trustees that Curt Frye be named the 12th president of Wayne State College (WSC). Chancellor Carpenter's recommendation will be acted upon by the board at its June 2 board meeting. Frye currently serves as the interim president, a position he also held in 2003 prior to the appointment of Dr. Richard Collings, who served as president of WSC from 2004 until 2010.
Frye is a familiar face around Wayne State College. His career at WSC began in 1985 as the associate dean of students and then dean of students. He was named vice president and dean of students in 1993. Prior to coming to WSC, Frye was a teacher, coach and guidance counselor in area schools.
"I am honored and humbled by the opportunity afforded me," Frye said. "I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students at WSC and with Chancellor Carpenter and my colleagues in the Nebraska State College System."
"Curt is an excellent choice for president at WSC," said Trustee Carter "Cap" Peterson of Wayne. "Curt and his wife, Dianne, are strong advocates for the college and the community. I strongly support the chancellor's recommendation and am happy Curt has agreed to serve as president of Wayne State College."
"Curt Frye has a great understanding of Wayne State College and the Nebraska State College System along with a dedication to serving students," Carpenter said during his announcement in Wayne State's Ramsey Theatre. "He has long supported a student-centered and user-friendly atmosphere. Curt's long tenure at the college will enable him to work well with the various college and community constituents."
"Curt has tried to retire and apparently we won't let him," NSCS Board Chair Larry Teahon said. "Appointing Curt as WSC president speaks to his value to the college community. I am pleased by this recommendation and look forward to working with Curt as he continues to make WSC an even stronger institution."