Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades.
“You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for 30 years without developing some attachments,” Frye says. “It’s the people that I’ve enjoyed the most working here. Seems like we all pull the cart in the same direction. It’s a great place.”
Frye says a lot has changed on campus since he first came to Wayne in 1985.
“The physical plan has changed dramatically,” he says. “There’s hardly a building on campus that hasn’t been paid attention to and upgrade or completely renovated. It looks a lot different than it did 30 years ago, that’s for sure.
Frye says he’s seen computers and technology greatly change the way colleges are able to reach and teach students, with a wide array of courses now available online and to far-away students.
After starting his career as a teacher, coach and guidance counselor, Frye began at Wayne State as the associate dean of students and later, became dean. He was appointed president in June of 2011.
A public reception to honor Frye will be held tomorrow from 1 to 4 pm at the Kanter Student Center Atrium.
The new president, Marysz Rames, currently at South Dakota State, will come to Wayne State in mid-July.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton