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St. Olaf College’s 12th president will be Susan Rundell Singer, an experienced leader in higher education who has led national efforts to advance undergraduate teaching and learning. She will begin her work at St. Olaf on June 1, 2023.

“I am thrilled to work with everyone who is part of the St. Olaf community to create together the next chapter of the college’s history.” — Susan Rundell Singer


“In Susan, we have found a president with a national reputation, local ties, impeccable credentials, and the experience to lead St. Olaf to new levels,” says Board of Regents Chair Jay Lund.

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Susan Rundell Singer comes to St. Olaf after serving as the vice president for academic affairs and provost at Rollins College for the last seven years. Prior to that, she was the director for the Division of Undergraduate Education at National Science Foundation (NSF) and served as the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor in the Biology and Cognitive Science Departments at Carleton College for 30 years.

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