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Dear Concordia Family and Friends, Greetings to you, friends and partners in mission, from Concordia College. What a year it has been for our college, for our community, for our country. In the midst of this busy and exceptional time, I take this opportunity to share with you a word of gratitude and a call for us to build together the Concordia the world needs now. On March 13, 2020, Concordia made an announcement that instruction was moving online and students were moving off campus. Since that date, we have responded to the never-before-challenge of COVID-19 with imagination, with courage, and – not least – with stamina. Together, with speed and agility, we have adapted and adjusted to this new way of life. It is this unity in heart and mind of a staff and faculty and student body which allows us to embrace this community’s bold intention to influence the affairs of the world. Guided by your prayers, wisdom, and encouragement, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve among this extraordinary campus community. To our students, staff, faculty, and supporters, I say thank you. The purpose of Concordia College is to influence the affairs of the world by sending into society thoughtful and informed men and women dedicated to the Christian life. I cannot imagine a time in Concordia’s history when this purpose was more compelling. Inspired by that mission, we are building the Concordia the world needs now by recruiting, educating, and graduating “resourceful 21st-century learners to become” – in the words of our college’s strategic plan – “accomplished professionals, courageous citizens, and transformational leaders who build a world more joyful and more just.” Disciplined, forward-looking use of our resources is fundamental to our capacity to fulfill Concordia’s mission. At our 125th anniversary in 2016, Professor Olin Storvick raised a toast “to the Concordia that is yet to be.” At the State of the College in 2018, our Board Chair Earl Lewis envisioned “a Concordia for this new century.” Before the pandemic, and now, we stand at a threshold moment for higher education and for the future of this college. The Concordia the world needs now will be far more than one letter can encompass, but today I name three defining opportunities – A new architecture: three outstanding schools within one college; A new pricing structure: clarity in a straightforward price; and A new generation of students: diverse and committed to making their world more just. The college recently completed an academic reorganization to name three schools that lift up the academic strengths of Concordia: The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Health Professions, and The Offutt School of Business. Concordia’s three schools, one college model will enable us to trumpet our strengths to prospective students and their families. Three schools, one college will enable Advancement to partner with donors to underwrite the work of each of the schools – and I can tell you that this is already happening and will continue to gain momentum. So, dear friends and partners, we press on – with enduring gratitude for the gifts and strengths of our students, faculty, staff, and supporters and in unity to build the Concordia the world needs now. Soli Deo Gloria,

William J. Craft President, Concordia College


Advancement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1

Concordia’s Response to COVID-19. . . . . . 1

Endowment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2019-20 Enrollment Update. . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Revenues and Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Concordia College Highlights. . . . . . . . . . 5

Gifts to the College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Concordia Language Villages. . . . . . . . . . 9

Board of Regents/President’s Cabinet. . . 19


Concordia’s Response to COVID-19 In commitment to the health and well-being of the campus community, Concordia responded to the reality of COVID-19 by transitioning to distance learning in March 2020. This was a challenging time for our students. Many faced serious hardships which made continuing their education difficult. During this time of uncertainty, students needed our most compassionate and creative support to safely and successfully finish their spring semester. With the help of alumni and friends, Concordia responded to our students’ needs with critical financial aid, academic guidance and emotional care. In addition to that support, we provided emergency funding to our most vulnerable Cobbers. The world around us has changed so much over these past several months – yet Concordia’s mission remains the same. Now more than ever, our world needs leaders that will serve, lead, and influence the affairs of the world.

"When COVID-19 hit, I was concerned that I had no place to go. With my immediate family spread across the country and health issues being an ongoing concern, moving back with my parents was not an option. It was through the generosity of the wonderful Cobber alumni network that I was able to stay in the place I had called home for four years. Through the emergency fund, I was able to get groceries and be a little more at ease in a stressful time. To the alumni who made it possible, my utmost gratitude to you. Soli Deo Gloria." – Josh Fuller ’20, Helena, Mont.


Virtual Commencement Celebration Held Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a virtual graduation commencement was held on Sunday, May 3. More than 450 Concordia students graduated at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Virtual commencement included addresses by President William Craft, class speakers Prashansha Maharjan and Elly Schaefer, and the invited guest speaker, Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. 2

2019-20 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 2019 incoming class consisted of 516 students, which included 22 international students. Of the 17 schools in the Minnesota Private College Council, Concordia’s first-year class ranked the seventh largest. Only Augsburg, St. Thomas, St. Olaf, Bethel, Gustavus Adolphus and Macalester had larger classes of first-year students in the fall of 2019.




- Moorhead

- Sheyenne, West Fargo

- Davies, Fargo

- Oak Grove

- Alexandria

- West Fargo

- Detroit Lakes

- Willmar

- Fargo North

- Bemidji

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.



A total of 2,042 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for fall 2019.

All international students admitted at Concordia receive an International Excellence Scholarship. Amounts vary, but the awards are renewable each year.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS A total of 22 new international students 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 country was Vietnam with four full-time students.

TRANSFER STUDENTS In the fall of 2019, 29 transfer students and two transfer/ readmit students enrolled. In addition, we had 12 transfer students and four transfer/readmit students join spring semester. The top five sources of transfer students were Minnesota State University Moorhead, Alexandria Technical & Community College, North Dakota State University, North Dakota State School of Science and University of North Dakota.







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 recipients’ 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. ELCA International Women Leaders Scholarship Women from around the world are empowered by this scholarship program to earn their degree in the United States. This year, the scholarship was awarded to a student from Tanzania.







Concordia College Highlights


THE REVEREND DAVID AND KIM ADAMS JOIN CAMPUS MINISTRY TEAM Concordia welcomed new campus pastors, the Rev. David and Kim Adams, Aug. 1, 2019. Prior to coming to Concordia, David was a pastor at First Lutheran Church in Fargo and Kim was working part time leading campus ministry at North Dakota State University. Kim is also pursuing a Master of Divinity degree through Luther Seminary to become an ordained minister. David and Kim have been connecting with students and staff both in and out of worship and bringing their innovative ideas to campus ministry.


Dr. Michael Culloton ’98 was named the new director of choral activities at Concordia. As part of this appointment, Culloton holds the Paul J. and Eleanor Christiansen Chair in Choral Music, directs The Concordia Choir, and serves as the artistic director of the Concordia Christmas Concerts. Since 2012, Culloton has conducted the Chapel Choir, Kantorei, and Cantabile vocal ensembles. An active faculty member, Culloton teaches music education and church music courses and advised the student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition, Culloton is the artistic director and conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir, and conducts the Trinity Lutheran Church Cathedral Choir in Moorhead.

Culloton earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College, where he studied with René Clausen, and his Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona, where he studied with Maurice Skones. Culloton completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at North Dakota State University, where he studied with Jo Ann Miller and Michael Weber. Culloton lives in Moorhead with his wife, Brynn ’00, and their daughters, Eleanor and Miriam.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITES NAMED Dr. Kira Winter joined the choral faculty this fall as associate director of choral activities and conductor of the Chapel Choir, Kantorei and Cantabile. Winter completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota, and also holds degrees from Boston University and St. Olaf College. Her collegiate teaching experiences include appointments at Harvard University and Macalester College. Additionally, she has taught middle and high school choirs in Massachusetts.

coordinated by Dr. Graeme Wyllie, was honored with the Community Partner Award. Awardees were selected for their role as student leaders, civic leaders, and for community-campus partnerships. There were also four selective award categories for Emerging Innovation, Community Collaboration, Alumni Leadership, and Civic-Minded Employer.

26TH ANNUAL HANDS FOR CHANGE EVENT HELD On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, first-year and transfer students participated in the 26th annual Hands for Change outreach event. Hands for Change sent out hundreds of Concordia students during orientation to participate in 28 different service projects. This event instills the importance of service in relation to the college’s mission statement early on in a student’s college career.

CONCORDIA RECEIVES HIGHER EDUCATION CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) announced winners of the 2020 Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards. This year’s awards to more than 100 honorees, selected by the 38-member college and university presidents, included three honorees from Concordia College. Abigayle Reese ’20 received the Student Leadership Award; Dr. Joan Kopperud ’75, professor of English, received the Civic Engagement Leadership Award; and the Concordia Science Academy,


LONG-TERM CARE PROGRAM ACCREDITATION A new accreditation designation for Concordia’s LongTerm Care program will ease the licensure process for graduates entering long-term care careers. Concordia’s new Health Services Executive (HSE) accreditation includes Nursing Home Administration, an accreditation Concordia has held for more than a decade, Residential Care/Assisted Living, and Home and Community Based Services. Concordia is only the ninth institution to receive the HSE designation.

GARRICK LARSON NAMED MIAC COACH OF THE YEAR The Cobber men’s track and field team placed second at the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet. That is the highest finish for the Cobbers at a conference indoor meet since 2000. Head Coach Garrick Larson was named the MIAC Coach of the Year. Matt Bye ’20, Moorhead, and Jesse Middendorf ’21, Melrose, Minn., earned All-American honors. 7

CONCORDIA ANNOUNCES TESTOPTIONAL APPROACH Concordia is now giving prospective students the opportunity to apply for admission without submitting an ACT or a SAT score. This policy allows students an enhanced opportunity to exhibit college preparation and readiness beyond results of a test. In addition to the high school transcript, which is still required in the new admission pathway, prospective students will be allowed to submit graded assignments, academic references, and personal essays in lieu of test scores.

LONGEST BASKETBALL GAME IN MIAC HISTORY The Concordia women’s basketball team beat St. Catherine 94-85 in four overtimes, which was the longest game in women’s and men’s basketball in MIAC history.

COBBER JUNIOR AWARDED GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP Kenneth David ’21 has been selected as a Goldwater Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year. More than 1,300 natural science, engineering, and mathematics students were nominated by 461 academic institutions to compete for the 2020 Goldwater scholarships. David is one of 396 recipients awarded the scholarship. David’s hard work and many accomplishments are evidence of why he received the award. He exemplifies the Concordia mission by working on research projects that make human lives better, such as studies on multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorder.

GROWING IN UNDERSTANDING AND FAITH Approximately 150 people packed Barry Auditorium in November 2019 to meet and learn from community members who are Muslim. The event was titled Meet Your Muslim Neighbor. The panel – which included three Concordia students, a faculty member, a staff member, and a member of the community – addressed what their Muslim faith means to them and answered questions posed by the audience. The event was hosted by the Forum on Faith and Life, the Office of Diversity, and the student groups Better Together and Muslim Student Association. Moderated by Alexander O’Connell ’21, an Interfaith Scholar, the goal of the event was to hear from people who identify as Muslim and what their lived experiences have been in the Fargo-Moorhead community.

1000M SCHOOL RECORD BROKEN Cobber women’s track and field standout Josie Herrmann ’21, New Prague, Minn., broke the school record in the 1000 meters at the MIAC Indoor Championship Meet. She won the event at the conference meet and also went on to earn AllAmerican honors for the first time in her career.


Concordia Language Villages Highlights

The Concordia Language Training Center received a three-year renewal grant of $1.2 million each year from the Defense Language and National Security Education Office of the U.S. Department of Defense. Expanded language training sessions included the addition of Hebrew to the other languages offered: Arabic (Levantine, MSA, Egyptian), Chinese/Mandarin, French, Korean, Persian/Farsi, Pashto, Russian and Spanish.

The culturally authentic site for Sup sogĹ­i Hosu, the Korean Language Village, begins to take shape on Turtle River Lake due to the generous donation from Kenny and Simone Park and Simone Corporation (Seoul). The dining hall and administrative center are currently under construction.


Concordia Language Villages continues to reach out to 60 years worth of alumni. Spread out all over the country and world, we have launched efforts to reconnect and to “Renew Your Passport” with those who have passed through our gates over the years.

Much of the “magic” of the Villages occurs because of the international staff who join us through the U.S. Department of State J-1 Exchange Visa program. The villager experience is magnified by learning language and culture with native speakers from around the world.

Spring 2020 launched our first-ever “Virtual Villages,” online learning experiences with real language, real culture and real people. Youth and adults from around the world logged on for virtual museum tours, singing and dancing, and even special celebrity guests!

Every moment is an opportunity to learn at the Villages, especially when sitting down for a family-style meal. The talented members of our culinary arts department ensure that not only is the food delicious, but it is also culturally authentic from its ingredients to its preparation.


Advancement U.S. 2020 EDUCATIONAL FUNDRAISING AWARD The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded Concordia College an Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance. Overall Performance is awarded to colleges and universities that show solid program growth, breadth in the base of support, and other indications of a mature, wellmaintained program. “I am so proud of our Advancement team and all who support Concordia College for this great achievement,” says Concordia College President William Craft. “We celebrate with all those in our Concordia community who believe in and support the mission of the college. This would not be possible without all of our alumni and friends.” In showcasing these best-of-the-best programs, CASE identifies institutions doing smart and innovative work from which everyone can learn. Concordia celebrates this award with you.

CASE CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Each year, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognizes programs across the world for best practices in advancement. We’re excited to announce Concordia College was awarded the CASE Circle of Excellence Award for the 2019 Cobber Giving Days campaign – “Seize the Moment.” Cobber Giving Days is Concordia’s annual fundraising challenge held in November. Since starting in 2014, the Cobber Giving Days have brought in more than $2 million for student scholarships from thousands of donors. In 2019, the Cobber Giving Days goal was to raise $400,000. With the generous support of our alumni, parents, and friends, we were able to surpass this goal, raising just over $446,000 from 1,221 donors, including a $200,000 match from the Board of Regents. The 2019 theme, “Seize the Moment,” called on donors to remember all of the moments from their college days, and to support the current generation of Concordia students as they move throughout their college experience. 11

In addition to the Circle of Excellence Award, Concordia has been awarded these CASE ASAP (CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs) Awards: 2020: CASE ASAP District V Outstanding Student Advancement Program (“Thanks Concordia”) 2019: CASE ASAP District V Outstanding Adviser (Matthew Dymoke ’14) and CASE ASAP District V Outstanding Emerging Organization. CASE ASAP National Outstanding Emerging Organization. 2018: CASE ASAP District V Outstanding Student Advancement Program (“Cobbers for Cobbers Day”)


C O L L E C T I O N Recognizing Generosity in Giving A new series of Christmas ornaments was created in 2019, called the Founders Collection, which recognizes lifetime cumulative gift commitment levels of generous donors. There are seven ornaments, which are given to honor donors at each of these levels: President’s Level: $10,000 or more Regents Level: $25,000 or more Mission Medallion Level: $50,000 or more Soli Deo Gloria Level: $100,000 or more Martin Luther Level: $250,000 or more Arvegods Level: $500,000 or more Dovre Campanile Level: $1,000,000 or more The ornaments replace the Founders’ Day banquet and provide a more personal level of stewardship that will ensure every donor who reaches a new lifetime giving level will be recognized going forward. Donors who reach the Soli Deo Gloria giving level or above will also be invited to Concordia’s campus for a private dinner with President William and Anne Craft.


Donor Feature


HELPERS Concordia alumnus John Ellingboe ’69 and Linda Ellingboe heed the advice of Mister Rogers and help others in need through IRA giving and the Student Success and Retention Fund.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” If you’ve watched “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” you may recall beloved host Fred Rogers sharing this advice. John and Linda Ellingboe have used this as a guiding force in their lives – finding ways to support and love others. Helping students has been a driving passion for the Ellingboes throughout their lives and started with John’s efforts to recruit Seattle high school students for


Concordia College 30 years ago. Living in the Pacific Northwest, John and Linda knew that most of the students they recruited and provided scholarships for would not be prepared for Minnesota weather – and many couldn’t afford appropriate winter gear. So they provided money for jackets and whatever else the students might need to transition to college life in the Midwest. Buying jackets for students gave Linda an idea. “I thought, what about all of the students at Concordia who are in the gap and need support? We should set up a student emergency fund,” shares Linda. The Ellingboes established the Student Success and Retention Fund eight years ago to fill the gap for Concordia students. The fund has provided financial assistance to hundreds of students and is more important now than ever given the COVID-19 pandemic. When the college asked students to leave campus to help flatten the curve and ensure their health and safety, this created a financial burden. Students were wondering how they could afford to fly home on short notice. How would they pay for groceries and rent when their work shifts were drastically reduced or eliminated. Many international students simply couldn’t go home as their hometowns were more affected by the virus than others. One student shared that he couldn’t go home because his mom is battling cancer and lives in a highly affected area of the country. This required him to rent an apartment and continue to work on campus. A grant from the fund provided him much-needed grocery money, something for which he is incredibly grateful.

“Making gifts through my IRA was a no-brainer. Donating part of my *Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from the IRA allows us to give a lot more than we could otherwise and reduces our taxation income,” says John. “We want to be helpful and will keep giving to support students.” *The CARE Act of 2020 has changed the requirement, however, IRA gifts can still be made.

The need for these emergency funds currently outweighs the balance, which is something John and Linda Ellingboe are hoping will change. “It is always in the back of our minds that some students struggle to afford their college education and might not come back. We want to help them finish.” In addition to the Student Success and Retention Fund, John and Linda have established scholarships that have supported dozens of students and many different charities. Giving through their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has allowed them to do this.

John and Linda celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on March 18. They met through a Cobber connection, Cynthia Moore ’64, in Washington D.C. Cynthia was Linda’s best friend in D.C. John met Cynthia at a Concordia dinner in D.C. in 1971. At that time, he was stationed near D.C. after returning from Vietnam. John says, “She introduced me to Linda and the rest is history.”



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Fiscal Year 2019-20 ENDOWMENT

Market value over time



$141,337,809 140,000,000



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).










Concordia’s endowment was at an all-time high of $141,337,809 as of April 30, 2020, highlighting the college’s long-standing tradition of strong fiscal management and performance. Fifteen new endowment funds were established in 2020, bringing the total endowed funds to 669. Student scholarships, which received 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 college’s diversity initiatives.


Revenues & Expenses

The college is grateful for the continued support from individuals and businesses that provided more than 7% 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 $11,252,547

Auxiliary Enterprises $12,682,076

Other Sources $3,653,082

Private Gifts and Grants $6,213,723

Endowment Income $9,167,194 Government Grants $4,275,109

Tuition and Fees $35,761,298* *Tuition and fees are reported net of scholarships and grants of $44,732,898

REVENUES TOTAL: $83,005,029

EXPENSES TOTAL: $83,005,029 Instruction $21,911,853 Debt, Capital and Reserve $3,843,045 Research/Public Service $436,040 Academic Support $5,092,564

Independent Operations* $13,019,778

Student Services $9,948,451 Auxiliary Enterprises* $10,392,610 *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 $5,698,982

Institutional Support $12,661,706


Gifts to the College




15000000 $14,077,009
























for Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages

Fiscal year 2019-20 was a record-breaking fundraising year with gifts totaling $27,934,549 – surpassing the previous record by more than $4 million. Through their generous gifts, alumni, parents, villagers and friends supported the mission. The Concordia and Village Annual Funds, with the help of more than 5,000 donors, raised more than $2.8 million for student and villager scholarships and important operational needs. Additionally, the Legacy Scholarship Society secured $425,000 in scholarships, providing 85 individual $5,000 awards to support student access. Toward the goal in the strategic plan, “Concordia Leads: The plan for 2030,” of raising the endowment 17

to $200 million, 15 new endowments were created and $21,457,405 in new gifts were added. Donors supported many programmatic areas including: the Rene’ Clausen Choral Legacy Endowed Fund, STEM Endowments to attract a wide diversity of students to the sciences and enhance faculty research, the Dovre Center for Faith and Learning Endowment and the Offutt School of Business Endowment. 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 25 new members into the society in 2019-20.


Parents 0.9%

Friends 5.7% Corporations and Government 5.9%

Alumni 79.0%

Foundations and Fundraising Consortia 8.4% ELCA and Church Organizations 0.1%

Deferred Gifts $476,420

Capital $2,606,486 Unrestricted Bequests $604,773

GIFTS BY TYPE Endowment $17,810,960

Restricted $3,632,982

The Concordia and Village Annual Funds $2,802,928

Total Giving for Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages: $27,934,549 18

Board of Regents 2019-20 CHAIR: Dr. Earl Lewis ’78, Ann Arbor, Mich. Director of the Center for Social Solutions, University of Michigan

Dr. Roland D. Martinson ’64, New Brighton, Minn. Retired Academic Dean and Professor Emeritus, Luther Seminary

Rev. Lowell G. Almen ’63, Elgin, Ill. Retired Secretary, ELCA

Dr. Bradley Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Founder, Runestone Interactive, LLC

Dr. Julie A. Blehm ’74, Fargo, N.D. Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Rosa M. Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Retired Executive, 3M

Troy J. Butner ’90, Hingham, Mass. Partner, Ernst & Young Jean E. Bye ’79, Madison Lake, Minn. Executive Chair of the Board, Dotson Iron Castings Victor A. Everson ’73, Minnetrista, Minn. President, CLA LLC Karen L. Grandstrand ’77, Orono, Minn. Chair, Bank & Finance Group, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 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, US Partner Group, Microsoft Corporation Rev. Gary R. Henderson ’79, Old Hickory, Tenn. Chief Relationship Officer – Global Partnerships, United Methodist Communications Rachel C. Hollstadt ’70, Edina, Minn. Founder and Retired CEO, Hollstadt & Associates, Inc. David J. Horazdovsky ’78, Sioux Falls, S.D. CEO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Keith A. Johanneson, Bemidji, Minn. President and CEO, Johanneson’s Inc. Tammy L. Lee ’93, Hopkins, Minn. President and CEO, Xena Ventures


Rev. Jennifer L. Nagel ’94, Minneapolis, Minn. Lead Pastor, University Lutheran Church of Hope Connie Nicholas, Fargo, N.D. Part Owner-Operator, Nicholas Farms Ronald D. Offutt ’64, Fargo, N.D. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, R.D. Offutt Company and RDO Equipment Company Karen Paul* ’84, Kalispell, Mont. Chief Talent and HR Officer, Kalispell Regional Healthcare 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 Dr. Richard L. Torgerson ’64, Edina, Minn. Senior Consultant, AGB Search Dr. Mark N. Wilhelm**, Chicago, Ill. Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, ELCA-Domestic Mission John E. Ydstie ’74, Chevy Chase, Md. Retired Correspondent/Host, National Public Radio *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 Rev. Terry A. Brandt Vice President for Advancement Linda J. Brown ’73 Vice President for Finance/Treasurer Dr. William J. Craft President Dr. Eric J. Eliason Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Susan J. Larson Dean of the College Dr. Lisa M. Sethre-Hofstad ’91 Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life Dr. Karl A. Stumo ’92 Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing



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