Past Presidents & Conferences

2017

President: Heather Soleim

Location: Alexandria, MN

Conference Theme: Steering Ahead for a Stronger Tomorrow

2016

President: Rhonda Kitch

Location: Alexandria, MN

Conference Theme: Innovate-Evolve-Thrive: Changing the Rhythm in Higher Education

2015

President : Joni Krueger

Location : Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN

Conference Theme: Connect, Learn, Grow

2014

President : Julie Fell

Location : Minneapolis, MN

Conference Theme: Make It Happen

2013

President : Ingrid Nuttall

Location : Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Conference Theme : Something for Everyone

2012

President : Kristi Wold-McCormick

Location : La Crosse, WI

Conference Theme : Creating Your Mosaic

2011

President : Kristie Vortherms

Location : Sioux Falls, SD

Conference Theme : Pay It forward: Education in Action

2010

President : Jody Ragan

Location : Minneapolis, MN

Conference Theme : Make Your Connection

2009

President : Carolyn Nading

Location : Fargo, ND

Conference Theme : Leading for the Future

2008

President : Heidi Kippenhan

Location : Rochester, MN

Conference Theme : 75 Years Young: Generation of Leaders

2007

President : Tina Falkner

Location : Okoboji, Iowa

Conference Theme :   Class of 2007: Accelerate Your Learning

2006

President : Phyllis Thompson

Location : Bloomington, MN

Conference Theme : Communication, Collaboration, Celebration

2005

President : Laurie Tralle

Location : Sioux Falls, SD

Conference Theme : Forging New Paths in Service

2004

President : Nancy Krogh

Host School(s) : Concordia-St. Paul, North Hennepin Community College,

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Location : St. Paul, MN

Conference Theme :   Capitol-izing on our Resources

2003

President : Sue Van Voorhis

Host School(s) : North Dakota University System  Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Location : Fargo, ND

Conference Theme : A New Era:  Let’s Get Connected

2002

President : Laura Doering

Host School(s) : St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical College

Location : St. Cloud, MN

Conference Theme : Charting Our Course

2001

President : Phil Coltart

Host School(s) : Buena Vista University, Morningside College,

Northwest Iowa Community College

Location : Sioux City, IA

2000

President : Kathy Jones

Host School(s) :   University of St. Thomas, Augsburg College

Location : Bloomington, MN

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1999

President : Kathy Jones

(Alice Poehls)

Host School : University of Sioux Falls

Location : Sioux Falls, SD

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1998

President : Mary Koskan

Host School : Macalester College

Location : Minneapolis, MN

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1997

President : John V. Tandberg

Host School(s) : Concordia College, Moorhead State University, North Dakota State University

Location : Fargo, ND

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1996

President : Kathy Callies

Host School : Winona State University

Location : Rochester, MN

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1995

President : Myron Umerski

Host School(s) : Morningside College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Briar Cliff College

Location : Sioux City, IA

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1994

President : Herman Richtsmeier

Host School : Universityof Minnesota

Location : Minneapolis, MN

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1993

President : Irene Kovala

Host School : South Dakota State University

Location : Brookings, SD

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1992

President : Monty E. Nielsen

Host School(s): College of St. Catherine’s, St. Mary’s Junior College

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1991

President : Ranny B. Knutson

Host School : Bismark State College

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1990

President : Phillip Patton

Host School : St. Cloud State University

Location : St. Cloud, MN

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1989

President : Carol Cline

Host School : Mount Mercy College

Location : Cedar Rapids, IA

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1988

President : Bill Edwards

Host School : Metropolitan Community College

Location : Minneapolis, MN

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1987

President : John Jackobs

Host School(s) : Mount Marty College, University of South Dakota

Location : Yankton, SD

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1986

President : R. Victor Swenson

Host School : Mankato State University

Location : Mankato, MN

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1985

President : Richard L. Lewis

Host School:University of North Dakota

Location : Grand Forks, ND

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1984

President : David A. Nelson

Host School : Universityof Minnesota

Location : Minneapolis, MN

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1983

President : Robert M. Hammel

Host School : Iowa State University

Location : Ames, IA

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1982

President: James T. Closson

Host School : Hamline University

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1981

President : Ross G. Howe

Host School : Augustana College

Location : Sioux Falls, SD

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1980

President : Neil Abledinger

Host School : Mary College

Location : Bismark, ND

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1979

President : Carroll E. Peter

Host School : Drake University

Location : Des Moines, IA

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1978

President : Harold Vander Laan

Host School : Rochester Community College

Location : Rochester, MN

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1977

President : Sr. Catherine Tauer

Host School : South Dakota State University

Location : Brookings, SD

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1976

President : D. Archie Peterson

Host School : North Dakota State University

Location : Fargo, ND

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1975

President : James Pedersen

Host School : Iowa Central Community College

Location : Fort Dodge, IA

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1974

President : Robert D. Leahy

Host School(s) : Augsburg College, Concordia College

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1973

President : Donald Dale

Host School : Northern State College

Location : Aberdeen, SD

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1972

President : Edwin J. Aalberts

Host School : University of North Dakota

Location : Grand Forks, ND

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1971

President : Richard Van Beek

Host School : University of Iowa

Location : Iowa City, IA

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1970

President : Robert C. Scheetz

Host School(s) : GustavusAdolphus College, Mankato State University, BethanyLutheran College

Location : Mankato, MN

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1969

President : Gerard Noonan

Host School : South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Location : Rapid City, SD

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1968

President : T.E. Kellogg

Host Schools : Briar Cliff College, Morningside College

Location : Sioux City, IA

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1967

President : Donald Rhoades

Host School(s) : College of St. Benedict, St. Cloud State College, St. John’s University

Location : St. Cloud, MN

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1966

President : Harvey Johnson

Host School : North Dakota School of Mines

Location:  Wahpeton, ND

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1965

President : Oliver C. Hagglund

Host School : College of St. Thomas

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1964

President : R.E. Summers

Host School : Loras College

Location : Dubuque, IA

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1963

President : B.B. Brandrud

Host School : University of Minnesota

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1962

President : Robert Moore

Host Schools : Concordia College, Moorhead State College

Location : Moorhead, MN

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1961

President : Albert Cox

Host School : St.Olaf College

Location : Northfield, MN

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1960

President : Merrill Fink

Host School : Iowa State College

Location : Ames, IA

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1959

President : Clarabell Olson

Host School : College of St. Thomas

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1958

President : T.E. Pettengill

Host School : University of North Dakota

Location : Grand Forks, ND

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1957

President : D.B. Doner

Host School(s) : College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University

Location : Collegeville, MN

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1956

President : Arthur M. Gowan

Host School : AugustanaCollege

Location : Sioux Falls, ND

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1955

President : W.M. Nordgaard

Host School : College of St. Catherine

Location:  St. Paul, MN

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1954

President : D.H. Gormley

Host School : Drake University

Location : Des Moines, IA

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1953

President : Ted McCarrell

Host School : Macalester College

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1952

President : I.D. Hauge

Host School : University of North Dakota

Location : Grand Forks, MN

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1951

President : Ruby McKenzie

Host School : Hamline University

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1950

President : Clara Koenig

Host School(s) : St. Theresa’s College, St. Mary’s College

Location : Winona, MN

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1949

President : Marshall R. Beard

Host School : University of Minnesota

Location : Minneapolis, MN

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1948

President : A. H. Parrott

Host School : Iowa State Teachers College

Location : Cedar Falls, IA

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1947

President : W. B. Gray

Host School : College of St. Thomas

Location : St. Paul, MN

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1946

President : J.M. Bly

Host School : Grinnell College

Location : Grinnell, IA

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1945

President : Harvey G. Barnes

Host School(s) : Carleton College, St.Olaf College

Location : Northfield, MN

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1944

President : S.C. Larson (resigned)

Host School : University of Minnesota

Location : Minneapolis, MN

1943

No Meeting

1942

No Meeting

1941

President : H.W. Frankenfeld

Host School : RochesterJunior College

Location : Rochester, MN

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1940

President : Hazel H. Creal

Host School : College of St. Catherine

Location:  St. Paul, MN

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1939

President : R. O. Wilson

Host School : South Dakota State College

Location : Brookings, SD

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1938

President : D.B. Doner

1937

President : H.A. Drescher

1936

President : A.E. Luger

1935

President : A.B. Morris

1934

President : Mary Lilleskov

1933

President : R.B. Nell

1932

President : R.B. Nell