Hail to the Chief! Presidents of St. Cloud State University, 1869-2010
Dudley Brainard, Acting President, 1943-1947
- Came to St. Cloud State in 1925, teaching history and school administration
- Before his faculty appointment in 1925, served as superintendent of schools in the towns of Slayton, Redwood Falls, and Fairmont, Minnesota
- After President Selke's resignation in 1946, continued to serve as president until 1947
- Brainard Hall (1947), a men's dormitory located near Selke Field, was named in his honor
- Retired in 1953, after serving 28 years at St. Cloud State
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