Central Lakes College welcomes Dave Endicott as its dean of Staples campuses.

Endicott started in the position July 1. He brings 26 years of experience in education, ranging from an elementary school teacher, an elementary school principal, to his most recent position as superintendent at the Pine River-Backus School District.

“Dave brings a wealth of knowledge in education, administration and business,” CLC President Hara Charlier said in a news release. “He will be a valuable asset to our campus community and to the communities we serve. We are thrilled to welcome him to Central Lakes College."

Endicott’s community involvement includes serving the Cass County and Pine River Economic Development boards, as well as being an active member of his local chamber of commerce.

"I am excited about the opportunity to serve the Staples area and Central Lakes College as the Dean of Staples Campuses,” Endicott said in the release. ”I look forward to connecting with businesses and community leaders to see how CLC can help serve the needs of the communities in our area."