Troy Fritz '88

Twenty thousand music fans enjoying a free concert at St. Cloud’s Lake George.

Sixty Central Minnesota high schoolers canoeing the Canadian wilderness.

Sixty-five Saint John’s University alumni hunting pheasant in South Dakota.

Their link: Troy Fritz, SJU associate vice president for Institutional Advancement, avid outdoorsman and community builder extraordinaire.


After graduating with a natural science degree, Fritz worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Boy Scouts of America Central Minnesota Council and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota before returning to SJU.


He has dedicated his time and talents as a St. Cloud Park and Recreation Board member, Les Voyageurs outdoor leadership program’s board president and the Rotary Club of St. Cloud’s former president and entertainment director, helping build the Summertime! By George weekly concert series into an event that has drawn more than 1 million people since 2011.


Fritz’s countless contributions to SJU include serving on the Outdoor University’s Advisory Council, starting the annual Saint John’s Alumni and Friends South Dakota Pheasant Hunt and bringing Johnnies together in different ways virtually every day.  

Troy Fritz '88