Past Presidents: The Light Years, 1982-1986
Dr. Kenneth Light, former Vice President for Academic Affairs, was selected by the Board of Control to succeed President Shouldice in 1982. He was instrumental in establishing the Lake Superior State College Foundation as the institution's fund-raising arm.
Academic programs such as automated systems engineering technology and fire science were added, and significant strides were made in computer applications in both academic and administrative operations. In addition, an aquatic laboratory was established on the St. Mary's River with the help of the Edison Sault Electric Company. The Lab continues to make significant contributions to the St. Mary's River and beyond.