Brian Bruess appointed next president of St. Norbert College

Photo courtesy: St. Norbert College; Brian Bruess. DE PERE, Wis. (WLUC) - Brian Bruess has been named the eighth president of St. Norbert College, effective July 1, 2017. Bruess will succeed Thomas Kunkel, who has successfully led the college for the past nine years. “It’s gratifying to know the college – with a vibrant community at the center – is so healthy and has seen much recent success, yet remains eager to discover an even brighter future,” said Bruess. "It’s a most significant distinction to follow President Tom Kunkel, a person I respect so deeply. The entire St. Norbert community is indebted to Tom for the extraordinary leadership he’s shown the college.” Bruess was introduced to the college and local community at an event held at 10 a.m. today in Old St. Joseph Church on the St. Norbert College campus. “As chair of the search committee, it was a pleasure to work with 21 people representing diverse members of the St. Norbert community,” said Jay Williams. “The list of potential candidates was long and included several sitting presidents. Through this process, Dr. Bruess reflected the skill, the passion, the vision, and most important the values, to be the right leader to...

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