College presidents to speak at NDDC Downtown Forum

St. Olaf College President David R. Anderson and Carleton College President Rob Oden will address the monthly NDDC Downtown Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 3. (Click the image to see the cool full-size poster for the event.)

The event, which is open to the public, begins at 8 a.m. in the lower-level conference room of the Archer House at Third and Division streets in Northfield. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

The majority of the presidents' time will be dominated by questions from the audience. Both Anderson and Oden will open with remarks about each college's role in the Northfield community -- as a stakeholder, an employer and a provider not only of intellectual and cultural events but of student energy and volunteerism.

Anderson, a St. Olaf alum and former member of the faculty, is returning to Northfield, having moved here in July from his position of provost and professor of English at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Oden has been president of Carleton since 2002. He came to Northfield from the presidency of Kenyon College in Ohio, where he and Anderson became friends.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear these sharp minds and entertaining speakers in a rare joint appearance. 

Dan Bergeson is President of the NDDC Board and an employee of Carleton College