2018-19 ANNUAL REPORT
Dear Concordia Family and Friends, Greetings from campus on this late summer afternoon. Already, the new year’s tide is rolling in: student leaders, fall athletes, faculty, and staff gathering to frame the year ahead. But my task here is to walk you back through the year that ended with our 2019 Commencement. What a year it was. In April, eight months ahead of schedule, and well beyond goal, we finished the RISE Campaign at $157.3 million, by far the largest fundraising endeavor in Concordia’s 128 years. Or I should better say, you finished the campaign: your generosity funded the Integrated Science Center; the scholarship dollars to ensure that we remain affordable to a talented and diverse student body; and the funds to support Concordia’s national leadership in learning that puts the liberal arts in practice so that our students – and our grads – may address the world’s most compelling needs with agility, imagination, and insight. Thank you! In May, our Board of Regents affirmed Concordia Leads: The Plan for 2030. Soon you will see on our website the plan in full. For now, let me offer the vision at the heart of it: We learn, we lead, for the sake of the world. As a college rooted in the freedom of God’s love and grace, we will educate 21st-century learners to become accomplished professionals, courageous citizens, and transformational leaders who build a world more joyful and more just. The plan is grounded in mission and in the need to answer this fundamental question: Why Concordia now? In new learning, excellence through diversity, communal health and wholeness, and a strong financial foundation, we will answer that question powerfully. Already, as this summer has revealed, the plan has inspired new support. More to come! As I compose Concordia updates, I know that so much in the lives of students, grads, staff, and faculty never makes it into a graph or chart. So here is a quick sample from the year ended: inspired by our students, we moved the Martin Luther King Center to the center of campus, in the Carl and Carol Wall Lounge at the heart of the Knutson Campus Center. Concordia’s leading commitment to integrative learning was repeatedly featured at national conferences; Dr. Dan Biebighauser ’02 became the fifth Mundhjeld Chair in Mathematics; four 2019 grads were named Fulbright Scholars; Career Center Coach Julie Maahs won the Rookie Award for outstanding work in her field; Christine Schulze ’78, Executive Director of Concordia Language Villages, received the Global Thinkers Forum Award; Erica Bjelland ’16 was named to the 30 Under 30 in America for environmental leadership; Brandon Zylstra ’15 made it from The Jake to U.S. Bank Stadium as a receiver for the Minnesota Vikings; and Concordia was recognized for exceptional gains in the appointment of women as head coaches – from one to seven! Continuity and change. Constant in mission; always transforming for the sake of the world we serve. Soli Deo Gloria,
William J. Craft President, Concordia College
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RISE Campaign Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Preparing Cobbers for Careers. . . . . . . . . . 1
Endowment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2018-19 Enrollment Update . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Revenues and Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Concordia College Highlights. . . . . . . . . . 5
Gifts to the College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Concordia Language Villages. . . . . . . . . . 9
Board of Regents/Presidentâ€™s Cabinet. . . 19
PREPARING COBBERS FOR
The Concordia Career Center equips students to be employees with impact. “Career is Everywhere.” That’s the philosophy of Concordia’s Career Center. When the Career Center’s new director, Kris Olson, started in October 2018, she hit the ground running toward achieving two main goals for her first year: building a high performing team and increasing student outreach. The first step was for all of Concordia’s career coaches to implement the skills gained through extensive training as certified career services providers through the National Career Development Association. The team then implemented a focused shift in the way they engage students. Instead of waiting for students to come to them, the Career Center team is now meeting students where they are. Career coaches visit classrooms, set up Quick Stop hours in academic buildings and present to athletic teams. They host on-campus career fairs where students can interact with employers, and even take students on career treks to see what it’s like to work in a variety of fields. The center also has an active presence on social media, posting photos of students who have been offered jobs, internships, or declared their major.
Reaching Every Student Olson says her team’s goal is to reach 100% of Concordia students via unique touch points including: one-on-one appointments with career coaches, career fairs, presentations, mock interviews, career treks and other campus events. For the 2018-19 academic year, on-campus presentations were up 62% from the previous year. The number of student appointments with career coaches went up 24% in the first semester, and another 25% during the second semester. Students also participated in nearly 200 internships for credit hours during the year, an increase of 20%. “Everything that we do has a learning objective. From appointments to class presentations to experiences, we ask ourselves, ‘What are the students going to gain from this?’” said Olson.
Career Readiness Not to be confused with a job placement center, Concordia’s Career Center focuses on career readiness. All first-year students who engage with the Career Center will be able to identify two of their personal values, interests, personality characteristics or skills they can use when considering career decisions. By their senior year, students will be equipped to design a plan that combines their personal values, interests, personality characteristics and skills that they can use when considering career decisions. Students will also develop the career readiness competencies most valued in new college hires by employers according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), including: critical thinking/problem solving, teamwork/collaboration, professionalism/work ethic, oral/written communications, digital technology, leadership, career management and global/multicultural fluency. They accomplish this through the center’s three-stage career development plan: Explore • Deepen self-understanding • Take assessments to explore values, interests and personality • Connect to and interact with a career coach • Set up an online Handshake profile and preferences • Explore and commit to one or two co-curricular activities
Engage • Finalize resume, cover letters and personal statement • Prepare and complete mock interviews and implement feedback into future job and graduate school interviews • Establish professional presence • Maximize opportunities at career and internship fairs “Wherever students are at in this process is okay, and we’re here to help them figure out what their personal next step is,” Olson said. “They own the journey and outcome, but they don’t have to go on the journey alone.”
Vision for the Future The mission of the Career Center is to collaborate with students to utilize their liberal arts skills, embrace learning experiences and make informed decisions to achieve lifelong professional and personal goals. The vision going forward is to empower students to pursue meaningful careers and lives. To achieve their vision, they will focus the upcoming academic year on vocation; asking students about their “why” and how they want to impact their communities and the world. The Career Center is fully staffed and certified, and has their sights set on defined goals and outcomes. “We are poised for a successful 2019-20,” said Olson.
• Start building a resume with input from a career peer Experience • Connect with people who are employed in areas of interest • Pursue leadership positions in co-curricular activities • Actively engage with the Career Center via events, appointments and online resources • Delve into volunteer experiences and part-time jobs • Seek and secure an internship • Reflect on and launch a plan for a chosen career path
2018-19 Enrollment Update
As we welcome students to campus each fall, we recognize the important role of alumni, parents, and friends of the college in promoting Concordia to prospective students.
FALL FIRST-YEAR CLASS The incoming class of 597 freshmen was 5% larger than last year’s and 9% higher than fall 2016. Of the 17 schools in the Minnesota Private College Council, Concordia’s first-year class ranked the sixth largest. Only St. Thomas, St. Olaf, Bethel, Gustavus Adolphus and Macalester had larger classes of first-year students this fall.
TOP 10 HIGH SCHOOLS
SENDING THE MOST FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:
- Fargo South
- Davies, Fargo
- Sheyenne, West Fargo
- St. Michael-Albertville
The most popular academic programs are business, biology, chemistry, nursing and psychology.
More than 50% expressed an intention to participate in one of Concordia’s music and fine arts programs.
Involvement in co-curricular activities continues to be a strong reason students choose to enroll at Concordia.
More than 40% reported an intention to play Division III athletics.
Last fall, 28 transfer students arrived on campus (compared to 44 new transfers in fall 2017). The largest sources of new transfer students were from North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State), Central Lakes College, University of Minnesota Crookston, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Riverland Community College.
International Excellence Scholarship
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS A total of 30 new international students (27 first-year students and three transfers) enrolled at Concordia last fall. These students provide a rich diversity of culture, faith and worldview to the overall learning environment at the college. The top-sending countries include Nepal, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Mongolia and Vietnam.
All international students admitted to Concordia receive an International Excellence Scholarship. Amounts vary but begin at $17,000 per year and are renewable. You Are Welcome Here Scholarship In the fall of 2019 Concordia launched the You Are Welcome Here Scholarship, which offers two annual, renewable scholarships that will cover a minimum of 50% of recipientsâ€™ tuition. These scholarships support incoming international students who are committed to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message through intercultural exchange that bridges divides at their future campuses and beyond.
FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT
ELCA International Women Leaders Scholarship
A total of 2,129 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for fall 2018 (compared to 2,059 total students in fall 2017). The increase was, in part, a product of larger freshmen classes the last two years.
Women from around the world are empowered by this scholarship program to earn their degree in the United States. Two students with this scholarship are at Concordia, one from Cameroon and one from India.
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Concordia College Highlights
RACHEL BERGESON ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SCOREBOARD At the start of the 2018-19 athletic season, Jake Christiansen Stadium got a facelift with the addition of a brand new $1 million scoreboard on the west end of the stadium. The structure is 50 feet wide from brick pillar to brick pillar and 44 feet high from the ground to the top of the Jake Christiansen Stadium sign. Inside there is a 32 feet wide and 18 feet high high-definition video board. There is a static scoreboard located under the video board which will always feature the game time, score, down and distance and timeouts remaining. The new scoreboard features video messages, high definition graphics as well as replays from the game. The scoreboard was made possible through the generous contributions of six donors. The principal donor was the Scott and Shelly ’84 Neal family. The Neals have two sons, Logan ’11 and Griffin ’14, that played for the Cobbers in the 2000’s.
Rachel Bergeson ’05 was named the new Athletic Director June 13, 2018. She became the first female athletic director in Cobber athletic history and only the fifth athletic director Concordia has had since 1976. Bergeson served as the interim athletic director since April of 2018 and also during the 2016-17 athletic season after Rich Glas announced his retirement. Prior to being interim athletic director, Bergeson was deputy athletics director, senior woman administrator and compliance officer, top women’s administrator in the athletic department and assistant coach for the Cobber women’s basketball team from 2007-11.
100 WINS The Cobber baseball team pounded out 19 hits in a home sweep over St. Thomas this April giving head coach Chris Coste 100 career victories at the helm. Coste becomes the third coach in program history to reach the 100-win milestone, joining Hall of Fame coaches Bucky Burgau and Al Rice. Burgau won 711 games in his 36 seasons as head coach from 19792014 and Rice won over 100 games from 1969-78.
RECORD FULBRIGHTS Seniors Hannah Allen, McKayle Carter, Toby Kindem, and Alexandra Rankin have received Fulbright awards. Concordia had six applicants for the 2019-20 Fulbright Awards with 66% of the applicants funded. Every year, there are approximately 10,000 applicants for 2,000 awards worldwide in all fields of study and in over 140 countries. More than 380,000 Fulbrighters from the U.S. and other countries have participated in the program since it was established in 1946.
SCHAUM EARNS GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
CLAUSEN TO RETIRE This spring, Dr. René Clausen announced his retirement following the 2019-20 year, concluding his service as professor of music, conductor of The Concordia Choir and artistic director of the Concordia Christmas Concerts. Clausen is a leader in choral music as both a conductor and a composer, composing arrangements and original pieces for Concordia ensembles and dozens of commissioned compositions. President William Craft noted that throughout his work at the college, Clausen has lived the mission of The Concordia Choir which is “to uphold a sacred choral tradition through the uncompromising and unrelenting collaborative pursuit of musical integrity and spiritual expression.”
Andre Schaum ’20 has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Schaum, an ACS chemistry and biology major from Osage, Minn., is one of only 496 students from across the country to receive the award. He was selected from an initial pool of more than 5,000 students from 443 academic institutions. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate sophomores or juniors who are intending to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
SIGMA ZETA WINS FOUNDERS’ CUP For the third time since Concordia’s induction as the Gamma Gamma chapter of Sigma Zeta in 2012, Concordia has won the Founders’ Cup at the Sigma Zeta National Science & Mathematics Honor Society National Convention. The Founders’ Cup award is given based on chapter activity at the local and national level.
FORENSICS WINS BIG The Concordia speech team won the Individual Events Team Sweepstakes award and the overall Team Sweepstakes award at the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Tournament. The team won with 417 points, more than a 100-point spread over the second place team, and five Concordia students are state champions.
CONCORDIA LAUNCHES NEW PREMED PROGRAM People who feel called to the field of medicine but lack the prerequisite science courses needed for admission to medical school could benefit from a new program offered through Continuing Studies and Outreach. The Post Baccalaureate Premedical program is a 12-month program for people who already have an undergraduate degree, and includes courses necessary for medical school admission and prepares students to take the Medical College Admission Test.
BARBARA BROWN TAYLOR Concordia was one of New York Times best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor’s first stops on her book tour for her new book “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.” The Episcopal priest, who became a college religion instructor, discovered her heartfelt connection to faith traditions different from her own while teaching college students.
COMMUNITY ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP
YWCA WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
During the 2018-19 academic year, Concordia awarded six Community Access Scholarships. The Community Access Scholarship (CAS) is open to firstgeneration college-bound students from ethnically and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds who live in Fargo-Moorhead or the surrounding area and have a desire to achieve a four-year degree. Preference is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity, strong academic achievement, leadership and/ or community involvement, financial need, and excellent potential to succeed at the college level.
The YWCA Cass Clay honored women whose work and passion benefit our community at the 2019 Women of the Year event. Concordia had eight alumni and faculty nominated for the awards and six won in their respective categories.
KING CENTER RELOCATED In January, the Martin Luther King Center celebrated the soft launch of its relocation to the Wall Student Lounge in the Knutson Campus Center. Previously located in the lower level of Park Region Hall, the move was strategic in its effort to be in a more central location on campus. Glory Kom Petnkeu ’19, lead commissioner of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission, and Dr. Earl Lewis ’78, chair of the Concordia College Board of Regents, were two of the highlighted speakers at the event. They each spoke on the importance of the King Center and its mission to be a place of activity, learning and belonging.
The following are those recipients: • Dr. Dawn Duncan, professor of English, in the category of Advocating for Equality • Laura (Espedal) Caroon ’06, Office of Communications and Marketing, and Danyel (Schneider) Moe ’16, in the category of Leader in Women’s Empowerment for their startup organization for women called Ladyboss FM • Maureen (Munt) Bartelt ’08, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties, in the category of Community & Volunteer Service • Kirsten (Gilbertson) Jensen ’97, MSUM, in the category of Communication • Sara (Hodsdon) Stallman ’01, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, in the category of Youth Advocacy
In its 46th year of the event, the YWCA Cass Clay selects awardees in various categories to honor women in the region who shape our community. 8
Concordia Language Villages Highlights
Concordia Language Villages extended its work with the Singita Corporation and Grumeti Fund in Tanzania by providing three, two-week intensive English immersion sessions for the adult employees at the Singita luxury safari lodges in the Western Serengeti.
Concordia’s Language Training Center, a Department of Defense initiative, was redesignated to provide services for an additional three years. The Language Training Center courses in eight languages provide two-week and four-week accelerated learning, and iso-immersion sessions for six to 10 students at a time.
Christine Schulze, executive director of Concordia Language Villages (left), was honored with a prestigious award from the 6th Global Thinkers Forum (GTF) hosted in London Dec. 9. The GTF Awards for Excellence go to exceptional individuals who have a proven track record of integrity, accountability and positive change across their nominated category and recognize some of the most intelligent, innovative, accomplished and socially responsible thought leaders. This year’s theme was “Women of Passion and Purpose,” honoring eight outstanding women.
Language Discovery Programs (Twin Cities) surpassed the 2,000 villager enrollment mark, with partnerships in 16 school districts in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Language Discovery includes pre-K programs, after school clubs and summer day camps in Chinese, French, Norwegian and Spanish, with approximately 40 staff members.
RISE Campaign Results
We challenged the Concordia community to RISE to elevate the college and its mission through the most aggressive campaign in the collegeâ€™s history.
THROUGH THE RISE CAMPAIGN, 21,000 ALUMNI AND FRIENDS JOINED TOGETHER TO RAISE
$157 MILLION AS OF APRIL 30, 2019, EXCEEDING OUR GOAL TO REACH $150 MILLION BY DEC. 31, 2019.
Thank you to all donors who made this campaign an incredible success.
R E S P O N S I B LY
ENGAGED WORLD IN THE
THROUGH THE COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN WE ROSE IN MISSION TO CHAMPION:
NTEGRATIVE L E A R N I N G
so Concordia students can apply their classroom discoveries to the unscripted challenges of work and citizenship.
NCLUSIVE L E A R N I N G
so Concordia students can flourish in the abundant diversity of people and cultures that we are called to serve.
NNOVATIVE L E A R N I N G
so students of every age and stage of life can grow through the virtue and value of a Concordia education. These funding priorities include raising resources for scholarships, programs, facilities and endowment.
RISE Campaign by the Numbers Total Contributions by Designation: $157,329,417
Gifts and Pledges vs. Deferred Commitments: $157,329,417 Deferred Commitments $44,605,692
39% Gifts and Pledges $112,723,725 Programs/Operations $61,165,963
Donors by Primary Connection Category* 1212,000
Total RISE Households
Faculty & Staff
Corporations & Foundations
*Donors may belong to more than one category, but are represented in only their primary connection. 13
Total RISE Individual IDâ€™d Donors
Total contributed by 1,224 Faculty and Staff (both current and former)
RISE Campaign Achievements
Donor support fuels innovation, sustains our mission and transforms those who transform the world. Funding from the RISE Campaign has already been put to work, helping students thrive at Concordia. AC H IE V E M E NTS IN CLU DE • • • • • • • • • • • •
Completion of the Integrated Science Center Opening of the James Parke Technology Center in the Offutt School of Business Hiring of Concordia’s first Chief Diversity Officer Opening of a renovated wrestling facility All-time high endowment of $135,928,430 Normandy renovation and creation of the Center for Student Success Opening of the Innovation Lab in the Offutt School of Business More than $23 million in scholarship support raised for access to a Concordia education Opening of the Martin Luther King Center in the Knutson Campus Center Funding for ensemble tours and renovations in the Hvidsten Hall of Music Establishing an endowment for the Forum on Faith and Life Raising $5 million for an authentic Korean Language Village
Fiscal Year 2018-19 ENDOWMENT
Market value over time 140,000,000
Operating revenue matched operating expenditures this year, reflecting careful attention to the financial health of the college. Tuition and Fees provide the largest percentage of revenue, followed by our Auxiliary Enterprises (including Residence Life, Dining Services, Cobber Bookstore and Cobber Kids) and Independent Operations (including Concordia Language Villages).
Concordiaâ€™s endowment was at an all-time high
90000000 of $135,928,430 as of April 30, 2019, highlighting
the collegeâ€™s long-standing tradition of strong fiscal management and performance. Sixteen new endowment funds were established in 2019, bringing the total endowed funds to 656. Student scholarships, which receive 45% of funds spent from the endowment, continue to be the most significant funding priority. Special programs, such as professional faculty development, the Dovre Center for Faith and Learning, cultural events, and academic lectures, received about 25% of the endowment funds. The remaining 30% of endowment funds were used to support current operations, including endowed chairs, student research, and the collegeâ€™s diversity initiatives.
Revenues & Expenses
The college is grateful for the continued support from individuals and businesses that provided more than 5% of the operating revenue for the year. As the college looks forward, it will make a substantial commitment to enhancing student development, furthering diversity initiatives and identifying new avenues for growth while remaining committed to scholarships and financial aid for students.
Independent Operations $11,919,789
Auxiliary Enterprises $15,004,355
Other Sources $3,268,900
Private Gifts and Grants $4,692,508
Endowment Income $7,312,990 Government Grants $2,011,955
Tuition and Fees $37,325,485* *Tuition and fees are reported net of scholarships and grants of $43,035,310
REVENUES TOTAL: $81,535,982
EXPENSES TOTAL: $81,535,982
Debt, Capital and Reserve $3,980,161
Research/Public Service $450,311 Academic Support $5,517,284
Independent Operations* $12,337,071
Student Services $9,137,098 Auxiliary Enterprises* $11,012,522 *Additional expenses for Auxiliary Enterprises and Independent Operations such as amounts for debt service are included in Debt, Capital and Reserve.
Operation and Maintenance of Plant $5,919,400
Institutional Support $12,090,815
Karen Bjornson Shepard
Karen Bjornson Shepard ’60 spent her entire career in education and is thankful for the kickstart Concordia gave her. “When I graduated from Concordia I moved to Denver, Colo., with some friends to interview for teaching jobs. The concern wasn’t if we would get hired – it was which job to take,” she said. “The school districts told us they like to hire graduates from colleges like Concordia because of the strong track record of good people.” One of Karen’s granddaughters followed in her footsteps – walking the halls of Old Main and past Prexy’s Pond. Shannon Wyatt ‘16 earned her degree in exercise science, graduated from Physical Therapy School and is now pursuing a career in hand therapy. These ties to Concordia and her passion for education have led Karen to select her alma mater as one of her top charities. She began giving as most do, through the Annual Fund and then over time established five Legacy Scholarships in honor of her mother, Doris Bjornson, for her 100th birthday.
Gifts to the College Fiscal year 2018-19 was a record-breaking fundraising year with gifts totaling $23,708,897 – surpassing the previous record by more than $2 million. Through their generous gifts, alumni, parents, villagers and friends supported the college’s mission and key strategic initiatives, including the Center for Student Success, John Pierce Endowed Fund, Offutt School of Business, Cobber Athletics 500-for-500, development of a culturally authentic Korean Village and the college’s endowment.
She has supported the Integrated Science Center as well, in hopes of encouraging women to pursue careers in STEM. “I was lucky to go to a private school. As a kid growing up in Moorhead three blocks from Concordia, I always figured this is the school I would attend. My father owned a music store and was closely connected to Concordia’s music program and my aunt, Josephine Bjornson, was a professor of English and journalism. Concordia is an important part of our past and I want to be a part of its future.” Karen is deeply committed to the Forum on Faith and Life and created an endowed fund that nurtures interfaith dialogue, cooperation and peace-building initiatives in the spirit of the college interfaith statement. “Concordia College practices interfaith cooperation because of its Lutheran dedication to prepare thoughtful and informed global citizens who foster wholeness and hope, cultivate peace through understanding, and serve the world together.” “I want to see Concordia thrive while I’m still alive. It is wonderful to get notes from the scholarship recipients and see how gifts impact the school in my lifetime. If you can use your required minimum distributions (RMDs) like I did, I would highly recommend it.” Pictured: Karen and her granddaughter by Prexy’s Pond during Shannon’s graduation from Concordia
The Concordia and Village Annual Funds, with the help of more than 6,200 donors, raised more than $3 million for student and villager scholarships and other operational needs. The Legacy Scholarship Society secured 78 scholarships, providing $390,000 in individual scholarship awards of $5,000. Founders Society, the college’s recognition program for individuals who have thoughtfully and generously included Concordia College and/or Concordia Language Villages in their estate plans, welcomed 39 new members into the society in 2018-19.
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TOTAL GIFT INCOMES
for Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages
Deferred Gifts at Face Value $258,335
Corporations and Government 16.5% Parents 0.8%
Foundations and Fundraising Consortia 8.8% ELCA and Church Organizations 0.2% Alumni 45.1%
GIFTS BY SOURCE
Endowment $7,214,203 Unrestricted Bequests $2,722,007
The Concordia and Village Annual Funds $3,292,524
GIFTS BY TYPE Total Giving for Concordia and Language Villages: $23,708,897
Current Board of Regents CHAIR: Dr. Earl Lewis ’78, Ann Arbor, Mich. Director, University of Michigan Center for Social Solutions Rev. Lowell G. Almen ’63, Elgin, Ill. Retired Secretary, ELCA Dr. Julie A. Blehm ’74, Fargo, N.D. Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Rev. Terry A. Brandt, Valley City, N.D. Bishop, Eastern North Dakota Synod of ELCA Troy J. Butner ’90, Hingham, Mass. Partner, Ernst & Young
Tammy L. Lee ’93, Hopkins, Minn. President and CEO, Recombinetics Dr. Roland D. Martinson ’64, New Brighton, Minn. Retired Academic Dean and Professor Emeritus, Luther Seminary Dr. Bradley Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Founder, Runestone Interactive, LLC Rosa M. Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Retired Executive, 3M
Jean E. Bye ’79, Madison Lake, Minn. President and CEO, Dotson Iron Castings
Rev. Jennifer L. Nagel ’94, Minneapolis, Minn. Lead Pastor, University Lutheran Church of Hope
Victor A. Everson ’73, Minnetrista, Minn. President, CLA LLC
Connie Nicholas, Fargo, N.D. Part Owner-Operator, Nicholas Farms
Karen L. Grandstrand ’77, Orono, Minn. Chair, Bank & Finance Group, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Ronald D. Offutt ’64, Fargo, N.D. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, R.D. Offutt Company and RDO Equipment Company
Dr. David M. Gring, Moneta, Va. Senior VP, Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting Corey L. Haaland ’86, Edina, Minn. Senior VP and Treasurer, Target Corporation Dr. Kathryn C. Hasbargen ’95, Fargo, N.D. Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Keith A. Johanneson, Bemidji, Minn. President and CEO, Johanneson’s Inc.
Rev. Mary Pechauer, Minneapolis, Minn. Co-lead Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Mary S. Ranum ’78, Circle Pines, Minn. Chair, Board of Directors, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. James E. Senske ’75, Eden Prairie, Minn. Chair and CEO, Commerce Bank
Rev. Gary R. Henderson ’79, Old Hickory, Tenn. Chief Relationship Officer – Global Partnerships, United Methodist Communications
Dr. Richard L. Torgerson ’64, Edina, Minn. President Emeritus, Luther College, and Senior Consultant, AGB Search
Rachel C. Hollstadt ’70, Edina, Minn. Founder and Retired CEO, Hollstadt & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Mark N. Wilhelm**, Chicago, Ill. Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, ELCA-Domestic Mission
Theodore J. Horan* ’96, Moorhead, Minn. VP of Marketing and E-Commerce, RDO Equipment Co.
John E. Ydstie ’74, Chevy Chase, Md. Correspondent/Host, National Public Radio
David J. Horazdovsky ’78, Sioux Falls, S.D. CEO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
*Advisory member, President of the National Alumni Board of Directors **Advisory member, churchwide representative
President’s Cabinet Dr. Jill M. Abbott Deputy to the President Dr. Edward P. Antonio Chief Diversity Officer Linda J. Brown ’73 Vice President for Finance/Treasurer Dr. William J. Craft President Dr. Eric J. Eliason Vice President for Academic Affairs Trina H. Hall ’98 Director of Development Dr. Susan J. Larson Dean of the College; Professor, Psychology Dr. Lisa Sethre-Hofstad ’91 Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life; Professor, Psychology Dr. Karl A. Stumo ’92 Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
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