AU's 24th President in the News

News coverage of the naming of Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as Augustana's 24th president

 


As former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was named the University's 24th president on Thursday, Feb. 23, local and national news organizations covered the story:


Meet Augustana University's Next President
— By Kelli Volk, KELO-TV (CBS)

Augustana University will soon open a new chapter. The University has named South Dakota native and former U.S. congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as its next president. 

Read and watch the full story from KELO-TV.


Herseth Sandlin Named Augustana University's First Female President
— By Bridget Bennett, KSFY-TV (ABC)

Augustana University introduced former South Dakota congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as its 24th president.

“Having a female president here at Augustana really shows what we stand for as a liberal arts college, it’s a very progressive move,” Augustana Sophomore Derek Somnis said.

Thursday morning students and staff celebrated the first woman to be named president in Augustana's 157 year history.

Read and watch the full story from KSFY-TV.


Augustana University Introduces First Woman President in 157-Year History
— By Sydney Kern, KDLT-TV (NBC)

She was the first woman in South Dakota to serve as a U.S. House Representative.

Now she’ll be the first woman to lead one Sioux Falls University.

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been named as Augustana University’s 24th president.

Read and watch the full story from KDLT-TV.


Augustana's With Her(seth Sandlin)
— By Jacob Belgum, Augustana Mirror

Augustana’s 24th president is a 46-year-old former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a native South Dakotan. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was introduced to a minute-long standing ovation from Augustana faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon in the Chapel of Reconciliation.

Read the full story from augiemirror.com.


Herseth Sandlin: 'I Am Done Seeking Political Office'
— By Megan Raposa, Argus Leader

As former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin steps into her new role as Augustana University president, she says goodbye to her political career.

"I am done seeking political office," Herseth Sandlin told Argus Leader Media following a press conference Thursday morning.

Read the full story from the Argus Leader.

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Herseth Sandlin to Take Over Augustana U; Ex-Representative Rules Out Politics
— By Stephen Lee, Capital Journal

Augustana University leaders announced Thursday that former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., will serve as the school’s 24th president, taking office this summer.

Herseth Sandlin was introduced on campus Thursday. She will be the school’s first female president and will succeed Rob Oliver, who will leave office next summer after 11 years as president.

Read the full story from the Capital Journal.


Herseth Sandlin to Serve as Augustana University President
— Rapid City Journal

Augustana University says former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will serve as its 24th president.

Read the full story from the Rapid City Journal.


Ex-US Rep. Named New Augustana President
The Washington Times
Former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin says her new position as the 24th president of Augustana University is a "true calling" and she is "done seeking political office."

Read the full story from The Washington Times.


Herseth Sandlin to Serve as Augustana University President
— Miami Herald

Augustana University says former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will serve as its 24th president.

The Sioux Falls private liberal arts college is set to introduce her Thursday as its first female president. Herseth Sandlin will succeed President Rob Oliver, who is retiring.

Read the full story from the Miami Herald.


Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Named President of Augustana University
— Yahoo Finance

Augustana University today introduced former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as its 24th President.

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From Congress to Augustana President: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
— BizNow Magazine

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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Will Become President of Augustana University on August 1, 2017

— Chamber News

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