DE PERE (NBC 26) -- Students gathered on St. Norbert's campus Tuesday to protest the departure of current college president, Brian Bruess. St. Norbert College in De Pere has named its next president. Details are sparse, but Bruess confirmed in a Friday email to the college that a multiyear contract had been approved at the Thursday board meeting. DePere. DE PERE (NBC 26) -- The St. Norbert College Board of Trustees voted Thursday to approve a multi-year contract extension with President Bruess, according to a statement released Friday. Julie Massey Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at St. Norbert College Green Bay, Wisconsin Area 359 connections Current Position and Past Experience Brian J. Bruess became the 8th president of St. Norbert College in 2017. President St. Norbert College. As of March 2018, the school's enrollment is 2,165 students. DE PERE - A controversial administrator at St. Norbert College is out of a job as part of a reorganization announced Friday by President Brian Bruess. Kunkel earned his B.A. Now the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Board of Trustees has approved Bruess's contract. Bruess made the announcement Friday in a letter to … Brian Bruess, president of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, will step down from his position at the end of the academic year, reported the Green Bay Press Gazette. St. Norbert College (SNC) is a private Catholic Norbertine liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin.Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, the school was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten.In 1952, the college became coeducational. 21 years 5 months. St. Norbert College president Brian Bruess will step aside after his contract expires in 2020. Career. Bruess has led the private Catholic liberal arts college since 2017 and is Jul 2017 – Present 3 years 1 month. Neither Bruess nor St. Norbert provided an explanation for the departure, which sparked some students to protest the lack of transparency. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer President Brian Bruess has had a tumultuous month, with his position at St. Norbert College seemingly up in the air. Thomas Kunkel (born September 24, 1955) is an author, journalist, educator and president emeritus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. St. Catherine University.