Wayne State College

Curt Frye

Inducted: 2017

Curt Frye began his career at Wayne State College in 1985, serving as associate dean of students, dean of students, and in 1993, vice president and dean of students. He served as interim president from 2003 to 2004 and in 2010. In 2011, Frye was appointed the 12th president of Wayne State College and served until retiring in 2015. Frye and his wife, Dianne, are avid supporters of Wayne State College and Wayne State athletics and are trustees of the Wayne State Foundation. In 2004, they established the Curt and Dianne Frye Annual Athletic Scholarship. Curt and Dianne have also been long-time members of Cat Club and have supported several athletic improvement projects, including renovations to the track, stadium and football field. They have also given to the Wayne State Foundation's Greatest Needs Fund and supported the renovations to the Willow Bowl and Conn Library. A native of Elk City, Neb., Curt holds a bachelor's degree in education from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont and a master's degree in education from Chadron State College. Prior to coming to WSC, he was a teacher and coach at Cody-Kilgore and a guidance counselor in Neligh and Wayne. Frye has served the community of Wayne for many years as a member of Kiwanis and president of Wayne Area Economic Development Board, and is a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Curt and Dianne live in Wayne and have two children and two grandchildren. Curt Frye was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame on October 7, 2017.