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Leslie Anderson (ND '93)


At the time of the Award, Leslie Anderson was:

Jim Hill Middle School
Minot, ND

Biographical Information

Leslie Anderson, head principal at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, has been an educator for more than twenty-five years. He has held numerous positions of leadership at the state and national levels; throughout the years, he has been the frequent recipient of the honors and awards for outstanding service. Mr. Anderson's involvement with an international leadership program for high school students, under the sponsorship of the National Association of Secondary school Principals, led to the establishment in 1988 of Outlaw Ranch, a leadership camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota which he co-directs. "The first four years of the program I drove a yellow school bus with thirty-five to forty-five North Dakota students, 500 miles one-way to camp," Mr. Anderson recalls. This kind of committed, hands-on approach has brought about extraordinary results: this past summer the camp hosted delegates from as far away as Japan, and requests for attendance far surpassed the camp's capacity. Mr. Anderson's high expectations, high standards, and faith make him the role model that he believes it is an educator's highest obligation to be.

Personal Message

Currently I volunteer as the executive director for a non-profit 501(c)(3). Organization: North Dakota Student Activities Association

Related Connections

Milestone: Les Anderson (ND '93) Receives NASSP Service Award

Leslie Anderson In The News

Minot State Alumni Association to Honor Five with Golden Award
Minot Daily News  |  Sep 24, 2021  |  Minot, ND

Additional Information


1968 Minot State University, B.A. - UND Masters Degree Ed Admin

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