Posted: January 24, 2018

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

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 24, 2018 – The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Stephanie Hammitt to serve as interim president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC). The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2018 following the retirement of the current president Larry Anderson.

Stephanie Hammitt

“We cannot ask for a better interim leader for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College,” said interim chancellor Devinder Malhotra. “She has tremendous support from both internal and external stakeholders, and is in an outstanding position to build upon the college’s partnership with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and enhance the joint identity of the college as both a tribal and community college.”

Hammitt has served Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for approximately 27 years and is currently the vice president of Finance and Administration. From 1990-1996 and 2008-2016, she was the Chief Financial Officer at FDLTCC; in the interim, she served on the Tribal College’s Board of Directors, including many as board chair. From 1996 to 2008, she worked for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa as internal auditor and later was the Band’s comptroller for nearly seven years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

The search for a permanent president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will begin in the fall of 2018.

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College brings together a tribal college and a state community college in partnership. With this partnership, the college has a unique mission in providing education to the public. This collaboration offers all students, regardless of demographic background, the opportunity to learn in a comfortable and diverse environment. Founded in 1987, the college offers associate degrees and certificates across more than 30 fields of study. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium, and is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The college offers residence halls, intercollegiate athletics, student clubs, and a positive atmosphere on campus to the more than 2,500 students who enroll in credit-based courses each year.

Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 375,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.