Former bio professor Susan Singer named new president of St Olaf College

27 February 2023

Susan Rundell Singer, named 12th President of St. Olaf College and the college’s first female president. Rundell Singer spent 30 years at Carleton as the Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences before a career at the National Science Foundation and later Rollins College, where she has been vice president for academic affairs since 2016. A nationally recognized leader in undergraduate education and plant biology, she taught in the biology and cognitive science departments at Carleton and directed the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching.