The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) community was overjoyed to celebrate the inauguration of the college’s newest president, Anita Hanson, on Monday, September 18, 2023.

“…Under the leadership of Larry (Anderson) and Stephanie (Hammitt), and now, Anita (Hanson), this place has thrived and prospered,” exclaimed Minnesota State Chancellor, Scott Olson, “…and it just has nothing but a bright future in its unique mission.”

“I think we have the right person to lead us, you know, in the future with any kinds of challenges, and you know accomplishments that that we’re able to do,” shared Fond du Lac Tribal College Board of Directors Chair, Vern Zacher.

President Hanson was named president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in June 2023 by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, with approval from the Fond du Lac Tribal College Board of Directors. Hanson is the 5th president of FDLTCC.

“It is a great privilege to lead this special institution, not to mention working alongside our college’s dedicated and talented faculty, staff and administrators,” shared President Hanson, “These individuals on a daily basis, meet the college’s mission by educating and supporting the needs of the college’s diverse student body.”

Hanson continued, “I aspire to make FDLTCC a preferred institute of higher learning for Native American and non-native students, and this goal will take the efforts of all who work here.”

To learn more about President Hanson, visit


I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.