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About Brian J. Bruess

Brian J. Bruess began his tenure as the eighth president of St. Norbert College on July 1, 2017. A native of Monroe, Wis., he is a member of the college’s Class of 1990, as is his wife, Carol. He received his Master of Education degree in 1992 and his Ph.D. in college student personnel/research and evaluation in 1995, both from Ohio University.

Prior to assuming his duties at St. Norbert, Brian served for 21 years in various leadership roles at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minn., most recently as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He departed the university having helped bring it to new heights in enrollment, student retention, diversity and financial strength.

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