Anita Hanson has served FDLTCC since 1994, beginning her career as a faculty counselor and disability services coordinator from 1994 to 2008. She currently serves the college as acting president, a position she has held since November 2022. Previously, she served the college as vice president of student services and enrollment management during the fall of 2022; dean of student services from 2018 to 2022; faculty counselor and disability services coordinator from 2016 to 2018; interim dean of student services and disability services coordinator from 2010 to 2012; and faculty counselor, disability services coordinator, and athletic director from 2008 to 2010. She also served North Dakota State University as a disability specialist from 2012 to 2016. An enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, she holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and a master’s from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She will visit the FDLTCC on Wednesday, May 31.

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Interview Schedule

Wednesday May 31, 2023 – Anita Hanson

8:00-8:45 AM Admin/Deans W122
9:00-9:45 AM FDL Tribal College Board of Directors & Tribal Council W122
10:00-10:45 AM Faculty (zoom option) W122
11:00-11:45 AM Foundation and Stakeholders open session Room 195
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch Break
1:00-1:45 PM Student Open Session Room 195
2:00-2:45 PM All Campus Open Session Room 195

Presidential Search Overview


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.