Concordia College Annual Report 2020-2021

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2020 -21 ANNUAL REPORT


Dear Concordia Family and Friends, Greetings to you from Concordia College. This year has been one of endurance – a marathon, not a sprint. What began in the spring of 2020 became the most sweeping and significant disruption of higher education since the Second World War. Yet, in the midst of uncertainty, not only did we endure: we advanced Concordia College. Last September, we launched Concordia Now, a new price and aid model to make clear that a Concordia education is possible for all. We also announced the Cobber Flex Year, two tuition-free semesters of study beyond one’s anticipated graduation date, to help support students whose college experience has been affected by the pandemic. Thanks to your generosity and to wise stewardship by our Investment Committee, the Concordia endowment increased by more than 30% last year alone, to a current total of $190 million, more than doubling what it was a decade ago. And during that time, more than $56 million was drawn from the endowment to support scholarships, programs, and positions. These remarkable achievements are advancing our mission, our students, and the recognition of the excellence of a Concordia education. Through work on and off campus, we are moving with energy to fulfill the four goals of our strategic plan, Concordia Leads: Transformational Learning, Excellence Through Diversity, Community Health and Wholeness, and Financial Strength. In his recent book, “A Time to Build,” the American scholar Yuval Levin reminds us that from its beginnings, the American university has been an institution with three purposes, purposes sometimes in sync with one another and sometimes in conflict: • The liberal arts purpose of discovering what is true about the world and ourselves • The practical purpose of preparing for professional success • The moral and spiritual purpose of forming character so that we can turn lives outward in love of neighbor You and I know that these three purposes are in Concordia’s bones. From the very start in 1891 through this day, they have defined us. Some colleges have run from their foundations; others have let them grow worn and tired. But because of you, not so at Concordia. In mission, we learn, work, and lead for the sake of the world. Hearts together, we change student lives, and those students change the world. Soli Deo Gloria,

William J. Craft President, Concordia College


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

Concordia Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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

2020-21 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 NOW To promote the academic strengths of Concordia College and to bring clarity and accessibility to potential future Cobbers, Concordia announced exciting changes to be implemented in Fall 2021: the launch of a new pricing structure for tuition, a change to its academic framework by establishing a three schools model within the college, and the introduction of the Cobber Flex Year.

AS OF FALL 2021

THE PRICE FOR ANNUAL TUITION IS

$27,500

WHICH IS MORE THAN A $15,000 REDUCTION – OVER 35% “Our campus leadership and our governing Board of Regents have worked together to frame Concordia for this new and changing time: to position Concordia strongly to serve our students, and the communities they will lead, as we send them out to influence the affairs of the world.” – President William Craft

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CONCORDIA IMPLEMENTED AN ACADEMIC REORGANIZATION TO CLEARLY NAME THREE SCHOOLS Under the new academic model, Concordia introduced the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health Professions. These two new schools join the Offutt School of Business to encompass all areas of the college.

COBBER

FLEX YEAR

TO HELP SUPPORT STUDENTS’ EDUCATION DURING A PANDEMIC, CONCORDIA ESTABLISHED A COBBER FLEX YEAR OPTION The Flex Year option offered current students and those enrolled in Fall 2021 two tuition-free semesters of study beyond their anticipated graduation date. The Cobber Flex Year allows students whose college experience has been affected by the pandemic expanded possibilities to learn – both in the classroom and beyond – in ways they find most compelling.

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2020-21 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 2020 incoming class consisted of 498 students, which included 16 international students. Of the 17 schools in the Minnesota Private College Council, Concordia’s first-year class ranked the fifth largest. Only St. Olaf, Macalester, Augsburg and Gustavus Adolphus had larger classes of firstyear students in the fall of 2020.

TOP 12 HIGH SCHOOLS

SENDING THE MOST FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: - Moorhead - Davies, Fargo - Alexandria - Sheyenne, West Fargo - Detroit Lakes - Fargo North

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- West Fargo - Willmar - Bemidji - Bismarck - Brainerd - South Fargo

The most popular academic programs are biology, business, nursing, music education, pyschology and exercise science.

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 35% reported an intention to play Division III athletics.


FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

A total of 1,973 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for fall 2020.

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 88 international students were enrolled at Concordia in 2020. 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 12 full-time students.

TRANSFER STUDENTS In the fall of 2020, 26 transfer students enrolled. The top five sources of transfer students were Minnesota State Community and Technical College, North Dakota State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, North Dakota State School of Science and University of Minnesota.

26%

OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN

ATHLETICS

29%

OF STUDENTS JOIN

MUSIC ENSEMBLES

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 Poland.

67%

OF STUDENTS ARE FROM

MINNESOTA

19%

OF STUDENTS ARE FROM

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Concordia College Highlights

INTRODUCING THE NEW DEANS The new three schools, one college model resulted in the appointment of two new deans. Dr. George Connell is serving as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Cynthia Carver ’74 is dean of the School of Health Professions. As school deans, Connell and Carver join Christopher Mason ’84, who was appointed dean of the Offutt School of Business (OSB) in January 2020.

Heather Ukaonu ’22

TURNING RESEARCH INTO ACTION FOR CHANGE

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Connell has served as chair of the philosophy department, director of the Credo honors program, and division chair of Humanities. As division chair, he was significantly involved in a number of cross-division initiatives and in his teaching, Connell has demonstrated a commitment to creating community-engaged and integrative learning experiences.

Heather Ukaonu ’22 and Maggie Pfeffer ’21 collaborated on a research project with Dr. Michelle Lelwica, professor of religion, last summer that focused on a compassionate approach to juvenile justice. Funded by a Concordia Centennial Research Grant, they studied the juvenile justice system and how it works and how youth are affected by it.

Carver, professor of communication studies, has served as department chair of communication studies and theatre art and division chair of professional programs and communication studies. She played an important role in the expansion of Concordia’s footprint in graduate and post-baccalaureate education and online teaching and learning.

The trio met with a group of 12 youth twice per week at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center. Their work centered on mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga, book discussions, and creative writing projects. In the course of the research, some of what they found was that compassion and accountability are not mutually exclusive but, in fact, need each other.

As associate professor of finance, Mason led the development of the school’s finance program, is a founding member of the Global Leadership Council at the OSB and served as the Offutt School’s interim director from 2018-20.


CONCORDIA RECEIVES SILVER STARS RATING The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Association (AASHE) has announced that Concordia received a Silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

CONCORDIA TO OFFER NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS Concordia College received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for a new Master of Education in teaching and learning and approval from the HLC and the National Association of Schools of Music to begin offering a Master of Music in music education degree beginning in Summer 2022. The Master of Education in teaching and learning program will be completely online. It’s an opportunity for individual districts or schools to put together their own cohorts for a reduced cost and allows for the ability to customize the program for schools. Dr. Cassandra Glynn ’01, program director of the Master of Education in world language instruction, will also serve as director of the new program. The Master of Music in music education program will take place predominantly in the summer with the option to take some core music education classes online during the school year. The new program is a culmination of years of work and the passion of music faculty to continue preparing their students to become great teachers and leaders in the music education field. Dr. Shauna Pickens, assistant professor of music education, will serve as the program director.

AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education and STARS is a comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities that addresses the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Some key drivers of the most recent rating include: Concordia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions tracking and carbon reduction planning; the college’s Bee Campus certification; construction of the LEED Gold certified Integrated Science Center; transition to more sustainable cleaning products; integration of sustainability resources into employee orientation; and Concordia’s key role in launching the Moorhead Community Resilience Task Force.

COBBER ATHLETICS RECEIVED “A” GRADE Cobber Athletics has received its first ever “A” grade on the Women in College Coaching Report Card created by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport through the University of Minnesota.

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MELLON FUNDING RECEIVED FOR RACIAL REPARATIONS WORK Concordia College has been selected to participate in a $5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Part of the “Just Futures Initiative,” the grant was awarded to the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Solutions, which will partner with 10 higher education institutions around the country to work with minoritized communities to counter the effects of past and current oppression.

The Center for Social Solutions, directed by Concordia graduate Dr. Earl Lewis ’78, has created a national network of college- and university-based organizations, each of which will develop researchinformed reparations plans in partnership with local community organizations. With Concordia, other partners include Carnegie Mellon University, Emory University, Rutgers University – Newark, Spelman College, The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Connecticut College, Wesleyan College (Ga.), and Wofford College. Concordia’s focus will be to work with Indigenous leaders to enhance the lives and opportunities for Native Americans in our region.

KHACHATRYAN LANDS COVER OF PRESTIGIOUS MAGAZINE Dr. Grigor Khachatryan, associate professor of piano, received international acclaim for his debut CD and made the cover of the most prestigious piano magazine in the world, International Piano. Khachatryan, an Armenian native, decided to record two of his sonatas, one of which he worked on for nearly a decade. The first is based on the Battle of Avarayr between Armenia and the Persian empire, and the second is based on David of Sassoun, a mythical hero for justice and freedom, from an epic poem. Khachatryan’s CD, “Spirit of Freedom,” ended up with five reviews and an interview and a cover feature for the March/April issue of the Fanfare magazine. He then reached out to the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), the equivalent of the worldwide Grammys for classical music, receiving very positive reviews from the president and an ICMA judge. Shortly after sending two copies of his CD to the U.K. to International Piano requesting a review, he got a call in February from Owen Mortimer, chief editor, telling him they’d love to feature him on the cover. He’s still in awe that he’s on the cover of a magazine that has featured truly the best of the best pianists across the world.

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MIAC SPORTS SCHEDULING GETS BOOST FROM MATHEMATICS STUDENTS A project by a mathematics class will be used in 2022 to schedule sports for the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Dr. Nathan Axvig, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, mentioned to Rachel Bergeson ’05, Concordia’s athletic director, that his students could work on something like sports scheduling. At the same time Dan McKane, commissioner for the MIAC, was looking for a fresh start with scheduling, Bergeson mentioned Axvig’s class to him. McKane sent Axvig three Excel spreadsheets: one with men’s teams, one with women’s teams, and one with dates for games. Axvig then divided the students in his Introduction to Operations Management/ Research class into five groups with each taking a sport. Next, students had to model a lengthy list of complex constraints. They formatted the data and then translated it into mathematics so the computer could read it. To model just the first half of the season’s schedule for basketball, students wrote 1,937 lines of code with 2,365 variables. It took half a semester to build the model, solve the model, and interpret it, resulting in a workable schedule for the MIAC. “For a lot of the students, this was the first class where they’ve been expected to write something serious – the baseline requirement for getting a passing grade on the project is it has to work,” Axvig said. “You can’t

put a Concordia team in two places on the same day at the same time.” For more than 20 years, McKane has used a matrix of schedules that basically alternate every year, meaning there isn’t much variety in the schedules. The class’s algorithm starts fresh each year. Each team will play everybody the same number of home and away games, but it won’t look the same as it has in the past. McKane said the Concordia students really put their heart and soul into the project and tried to understand the many intricacies of all the sports. “I think it’s who we are,” McKane said. “We’re about athletics and education, so if we can give real-world experience to students in the MIAC this really falls in line with that.”

COBBER SOFTBALL TEAM EARNS FIRST MIAC PLAYOFF SPOT The Cobber softball team earned a spot in the MIAC playoffs for the first time in program history and won a postseason game for the first time in school history. They also tied the school record for most wins in a single season.

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Concordia Language Villages Highlights Summer at the Language Villages was transformed from the North Woods of Minnesota to also include a virtual community of hands-on learning. Youth villagers were able to experience nearly every aspect of a residential Village program from the comfort of their own home. Singing, dancing, art and outdoor learning was woven into language and cultural exploration – and, of course, fun! Throughout the school year, youth clubs and classes provided after-school fun, focused on exploring culture and improving language proficiency. Villagers enjoyed a multitude of culturally authentic activities and even traveled the world by taking virtual tours.

Adult villagers discovered new opportunities through virtual learning. Sessions included casual coffee hour discussions on hot topics, book and movie reviews, and even cooking culturally authentic food in their home kitchens – all in the target language!

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Virtual high school credit villagers engaged in 180 hours of learning to receive an entire year of world language credit – all online! Villagers logged on for several hours each day over the course of five or six weeks during the summer or chose to extend their learning throughout the school year, earning either a semester or a year of credit.


The Concordia Language Training Center (LTC) delivered 17 virtual immersion programs in 202021, providing language sustainment training and cultural competency development to 120 students in nine languages critical for work on behalf of national security. Throughout the year, instructional team members employed a variety of online teaching tools and the LTC students consistently noted the real sense of a very welcoming, positive and supportive learning community that developed within the virtual immersion context, much like in a residential Language Village.

Both the dining hall and administrative center have been completed at the culturally authentic site for Sup sogŭi Hosu, the Korean Language Village, thanks to the generous donation from Kenny and Simone Park and the Simone Corporation (Seoul). Two villager residences with sleeping and meeting space comprise the next phase of construction, as funds are raised.

Mary Maus Kosir assumed the role of executive director of Concordia Language Villages in October 2020. With prior global experience in higher education and entrepreneurship, Maus Kosir oversees all areas of the Language Villages including enrollment, donors and alumni. Maus Kosir is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict and the University of Minnesota, was a Fulbright Scholar and is fluent in German. 10


Advancement

THE COBBER R E C O R D B R E A K I N G G I V I N G DAY

NOV.

2020 11

1,595

DONORS


FUND MORE THAN

$500,000 R AISED

This year The Concordia Annual Fund was rebranded to The Cobber Fund to more clearly demonstrate its impact on, and connection to, the student experience. This special fund helps ensure a Concordia education is accessible for students most in need of financial support. It also funds powerful leadership and learning opportunities that equip students to be successful in college and prepare them for lives of meaning and impact. The Cobber Fund is fueled by thousands of people giving what they can each year to provide a Concordia experience for every Cobber. Alumni of all ages, parents, friends, faculty, and staff share gifts of all sizes that add up to more than $2.5 million in annual support for students. The Cobber Fund celebrates the power of the collective Cobber community and our ongoing commitment to the next generation of Cobbers. Every donor matters. The Cobber Fund was unveiled in November in conjunction with a recordbreaking Giving Day when 1,595 donors made gifts to match the $200,000 given by the Board of Regents. Together, donors raised more than half a million dollars for The Cobber Fund to support student scholarships.

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Feature Story

The Cobber Food Pantry

Ensuring Students’ Basic Needs Are Met The Cobber Food Pantry opened its doors in the spring of 2020 to help meet the growing challenge of food insecurity faced by some Concordia students. Data shows approximately 32% of Concordia students experience food insecurity in some form. The goal of the pantry is to help reduce barriers and challenges that hinder college success by providing a welcoming, judgment-free resource for students to receive healthy foods and basic care products. Last September Concordia reached out to alumni and friends requesting support. The response was overwhelming. More than $9,000 was raised within one hour and $17,012 was donated in total during fiscal year 2020-21 to support the food pantry. Donors generously funded the food pantry for the entire year and beyond, stocking the shelves with milk, eggs and a wide variety of nutritious food. More than 5,840 pounds of food was distributed via the Cobber Food Pantry to help ensure students’ basic needs are met and allowing them to focus on their college goals.

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“When we read about the starting of the Cobber Food Pantry and how it would impact so many students, we thought it would be a great resource to support and fund. Both of our children are Concordia graduates and the Concordia experience helped prepare them for their future ahead. We have always wanted to give back to Concordia in a way that would help other students get that same experience. We are so excited to give our support to a program that is so well received and hope that it will continue to grow and serve many students.” – Steve and Jackie Bruggeman

Students are so grateful for the Cobber Food Pantry. Students have shared that the new resource has been a lifesaver, reduced their stress and anxiety about affording food, helped ensure they are eating fresh produce and protein, allowed them to focus on their studies, and provided a sense of security. As one student said, “the Cobber Food Pantry showed me the Concordia community cares about its students.”

HELP STUDENTS NOW ConcordiaCollege.edu/Give HELP STUDENTS IN THE FUTURE ConcordiaCollege.myplannedgift.org

The pantry is located in the Parke Student Leadership Center, Knutson Campus Center. All students are welcome. There are no requirements, limits or charges when using the pantry.

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Fiscal Year 2020-21 ENDOWMENT

Market value over time 190,000,000

$185,052,062

180,000,000 170,000,000 160,000,000 150,000,000 140,000,000 130,000,000 120,000,000 110,000,000

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Concordia’s endowment was at an all-time high of $185,052,062 as of April 30, 2021, highlighting the college’s long-standing tradition of strong fiscal management and performance. Sixteen new endowment funds were established in 2021 bringing the total endowed funds to 685. 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 was used to support current operations, including endowed chairs, student research, and the college’s diversity initiatives.

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Revenues & Expenses Operating revenues and expenses were impacted significantly during fiscal year 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous adjustments were made across campus in order to maintain an inperson living and learning environment. A reduced number of students residing on campus impacted Room and Board revenue, and fewer events both on and off campus further impacted Auxiliary Enterprises. Additionally, at the Concordia Language Villages, in-person villager experiences were suspended for the summer of 2020, as were most academic-year language learning programs, which significantly impacted the results for Independent Operations. Additional efforts were made to ensure that a balanced budget was achieved. Included in revenues and expenses for fiscal year 2021 is $2,360,701 of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). These funds were used to support our students by providing emergency aid as well as supporting the institution by making up for the aforementioned lost Room and Board revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The college is grateful for the continued support from individuals and businesses that provided more than 6% of the operating revenue for the year.


Auxiliary Enterprises $11,974,986

Independent Operations $2,892,838 Other Sources $1,281,170

Private Gifts and Grants $4,392,427

Endowment Income $9,464,232

Government Grants $4,834,824

Tuition and Fees $33,113,395*

REVENUES

*Tuition and fees are reported net of scholarships and grants of $47,103,739

TOTAL: $67,953,872

EXPENSES TOTAL: $67,953,872

Debt, Capital and Reserve $4,514,709

Instruction $16,605,758

Research/Public Service $515,159

Independent Operations* $6,182,652

Academic Support $4,600,757

Auxiliary Enterprises* $9,373,762

*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 $5,264,502

Student Services $8,452,780

Institutional Support $12,443,793

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Gifts to the College

30000000

25000000

20000000

2017

$11,455,020

a

$27,934,549

2016

$21,267,660

2015

$23,708,897

2014

$14,010,484

2013

$14,846,419

2012

$14,077,009

0

$11,750,693

5000000

$11,967,340

10000000

$19,969,983

15000000

2018

2019

2020

2021

TOTAL GIFT INCOMES

for Concordia College and Concordia Language Villages

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Fiscal year 2020-21 was an interesting year for fundraising. Based on factors including historical data, current fundraising climate and market fluctuations in the midst of a global pandemic, a realistic goal of $8.2 million was set. The end result was a solid fundraising year finishing 140% to goal at $11,455,020 thanks to the gifts of alumni, parents, villagers and friends who generously supported the mission.

in individual scholarship awards of $5,000 to support student access.

The Cobber Fund and Village Annual Fund, with the help of nearly than 7,500 donors, raised more than $3.2 million for student and villager scholarships and important operational needs. The Legacy Scholarship Society secured 79 scholarships, providing $395,000

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 five new members into the society in 2020-21.

Toward the goal in Concordia Leads: The Plan for 2030 of raising the endowment to $200 million, 16 new endowments were created and $3,257,841 in new gifts were added. Donors supported many programs including music, scholarships, research and faculty development.


GIFTS BY SOURCE Friends 34.6%

Corporations and Government 15.8%

Parents 2.2% Alumni 34.3%

Foundations and Fundraising Consortia 12.9%

Deferred Gifts $34,770

ELCA and Church Organizations 0.2%

Capital $1,536,838 Unrestricted Bequests $495,917

GIFTS BY TYPE Endowment $3,184,402

Restricted $2,947,235 The Concordia and Village Annual Funds $3,255,858

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Board of Regents 2020-21 CHAIR: Mary S. Ranum ’78, Circle Pines, Minn. Chair, Board of Directors, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. MaryAnn Anderson ’80, Minneapolis, Minn. Executive Coach, LECNA Fellows Dr. Julie A. Blehm ’74, Fargo, N.D. Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota 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 Corey L. Haaland ’86, Edina, Minn. Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Target Corporation Dr. Kathryn C. Hasbargen ’95, Fargo, N.D. Executive Communications Manager-Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft Corporation Dr. Douglas Hastad ’71, Onalaska, Wis. President Emeritus, Carroll University Rev. Gary R. Henderson ’79, Old Hickory, Tenn. Chief Relationship Officer – Global Partnerships, United Methodist Communications David J. Horazdovsky ’78, Sioux Falls, S.D. Retired CEO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Keith A. Johanneson, Bemidji, Minn. President and CEO, Johanneson’s Inc. Tammy L. Lee ’93, Hopkins, Minn. CEO, Xena Therapies Stephanie Lundquist ’98, Hamel, Minn. Corporate Executive Dr. Roland D. Martinson ’64, New Brighton, Minn. Retired Academic Dean and Professor Emeritus, Luther Seminary

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Dr. Bradley Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Founder, Runestone Interactive, LLC Rosa M. Miller, Minneapolis, Minn. Retired Executive, 3M Rev. Jennifer L. Nagel ’94, Minneapolis, Minn. Lead Pastor, University Lutheran Church of Hope 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, Sioux Falls, S.D. Founder and CEO, Kupanua Strategic Consulting Rev. Mary Pechauer, Minneapolis, Minn. Co-lead Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Harold Pope ’77, Detroit, Mich. Senior Counsel, Dykema Beth Renner ’91, Fargo, N.D. Head of Advice Center, Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management James E. Senske ’75, Eden Prairie, Minn. Chair and CEO, Commerce Bank Bishop William Tesch, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Bishop, ELCA Northwestern Minnesota Synod 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. Susan J. Larson Provost and 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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