St. Olaf College President David Anderson to Speak at NDDC Forum

DavidAndersonStOlafCollegeThe Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) will feature St. Olaf College President David Anderson as their guest at the November Downtown Forum.  The forum is Tuesday, November 3rd, 8 a.m., in the Riverview Conference Room of the historic Archer House River Inn, 212 Division Street, in downtown Northfield.

Anderson was named President in 2006.  He is a St. Olaf alumnus (1974) and earned his doctorate in English at Boston College.  Prior to his position at St. Olaf, David was a professor of English and the provost at Denison University in Granville, Ohio

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College offers nationally-ranked programs in music, science, mathematics, humanities and international studies.  St. Olaf graduates approximately 700 students each year and these young people are highly sought-after throughout Minnesota and the region.  The college is also one of the largest employers in Northfield, providing over 800 jobs and contributing tens of millions of dollars annually to the local economy through the purchases of their students, employees and families.

St. Olaf College clearly plays a key role in the Northfield community and economy.  President Anderson believes the college should be actively engaged in dialogue about its role and provide leadership and research opportunities that will be of benefit to everyone in Northfield.

The NDDC is a non-partisan, non-profit community organization dedicated to the vitality of downtown Northfield. The event is free and open to the public. As always, coffee and cookies will be served.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ross Currier at (507) 663-0319 or