Posted: May 20, 1998

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Board of Trustees today named Cheryl L. Frank president of Inver Hills Community College. Frank has served as interim president since July 1997 when former president Steven Wallace left the college for a position outside Minnesota.

Frank, 49, served as vice president of academic affairs and student development since 1996 and dean of instruction since 1991. Prior to this, she was associate dean of instruction for five years, during which time she also served as the statewide nursing liaison for the entire community college system. Frank served as director of nursing on the Inver Hills campus for the Inver Hills Community College-Lakewood Community College joint nursing program from 1982 to 1986. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Saint Thomas and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota. Frank lives in Stillwater.

"Dr. Frank has proven herself to be a fine leader who has earned the respect of the college, its students and the Board of Trustees," said Michael Vekich, chair of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees.

Inver Hills Community College, in Inver Grove Heights, serves about 7,900 students. The college offers a broad range of liberal arts and career programs including law enforcement, nursing, paramedic training and aviation. This year, Inver Hills Community College won approval from the Minnesota Legislature for construction of an $11 million science and technology facility on its campus.

Inver Hills Community College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota.