Basketball, Football and Track & Field
Frank Wright has spent most of his life serving Carleton College. He had an outstanding undergraduate career, earning 11 letters in football, basketball and track. He was an All-Midwest Conference halfback and still holds the freshman record for the long jump (22-3.5) He also was elected president of his senior class and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
A native of Austin, Minn. Wright was a standout student-athlete at Austin High School, where he was All-State in football. He played guard on two state tournament basketball teams, and he is a member of the Austin High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wright began working for Carleton in 1955 as assistant treasurer. As he moved from that job to treasurer and eventually vice president and treasurer, Wright forged farsighted financial and investment policies that have defined Carleton for many years.
An advisor and mentor to six of Carleton’s presidents, Wright also served as secretary to the investment committee for the Carleton Board of Trustees. He received an Exceptional Service Award from the Alumni Association for his many contributions to the College. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Carleton in 1990.