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. 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. DePere. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Kunkel (born September 24, 1955) is an author, journalist, educator and president emeritus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. 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. Career. 21 years 5 months. Current Position and Past Experience Brian J. Bruess became the 8th president of St. Norbert College in 2017. 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. President St. Norbert College. President Brian Bruess has had a tumultuous month, with his position at St. Norbert College seemingly up in the air. Now the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that the Board of Trustees has approved Bruess's contract. Kunkel earned his B.A. St. Catherine University. 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. As of March 2018, the school's enrollment is 2,165 students. Bruess made the announcement Friday in a letter to … St. Norbert College president Brian Bruess will step aside after his contract expires in 2020. Julie Massey Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at St. Norbert College Green Bay, Wisconsin Area 359 connections Neither Bruess nor St. Norbert provided an explanation for the departure, which sparked some students to protest the lack of transparency. Bruess has led the private Catholic liberal arts college since 2017 and is DE PERE (NBC 26) -- Students gathered on St. Norbert's campus Tuesday to protest the departure of current college president, Brian Bruess. Jul 2017 – Present 3 years 1 month. St. Norbert College in De Pere has named its next president.