Board of Trustees

The Augustana University Board of Trustees sets policy and manages the business and academic affairs of the University. The Board selects and assesses the performance of the President and with the President, establishes, maintains and upholds the mission, core values and vision of the University. It is ultimately responsible for fiscal management and academic programming and ensures the well-being of the faculty, students and staff of the University.

Trustees serve on committees established by the Board. They include Academic Affairs, Student Life, Financial Management, Institutional Resources (Advancement and Enrollment), Governance and Nominating.

Trustees are elected every December by delegates to the annual meeting of the Augustana Association. They may serve up to four, three-year terms. Meetings are normally held on campus in September, December and April. Trusteeship is an exciting, rewarding and demanding experience that requires time, commitment, and intellectual energy.

Following are the Augustana University Board of Trustees.

Becky Blue '81, Vice-ChairBecky Blue '81, Chair
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Tom Davis '83Tom Davis '83, Vice-Chair
President and CEO
Primary Surgical, Inc.
Sioux Falls, S.D


Jill Weber Aanenson '93Jill Weber Aanenson '93
Scientific Consulting, Inc.
Freeman, S.D.


Brittany Dardis '15Brittany Dardis '15
Young Trustee

Sales Support Coordinator
Intertec International
Phoenix, Ariz.

Steven Dronen '80Steven Dronen '80
Retired President & CEO
Restoration Systems, Inc.
Chaska, Minn.


Paul O. Harmel '72Paul Harmel '72
Retired CEO
Lifetouch, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minn.


Rickard Hedeby '83Rickard Hedeby ‘83
Intertec International
Phoenix, Ariz.


Emil Her Many Horses '79Emil Her Many Horses '79
Associate Curator
Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, District of Columbia

Don Karras '76Don Karras '76
Retired VP of Taxes
Newmont Mining Corp., CO
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Melinda Keith '89Melinda Keith Snell '89
Senior Director, Customer Experience
Hunter Douglas
Denver, Colo.


John Lust '90John Lust '90
Interstate Auto Group
Lincoln, Neb.


Lois Van Dam Martin '85Lois Martin '85
Mortenson Company
Minneapolis, Minn.


Pat McAdaragh '81Pat McAdaragh '81
President and CEO
Burnsville, Minn.


Ron MoquistRonald Moquist
Retired President & CEO
Raven Industries
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Kristine O'Connell, '79Kristine O'Connell '79
Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith, P.C.
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Jim Odland '77James Odland '77
VP & Managing Counsel
Thrivent Financial
Minneapolis, Minn.


Dr. Mike Olson '72Dr. Mike Olson '72
Family Practice Physician
Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Laurel Prieb '77Laurel Prieb '77
Major League Baseball
New York, N.Y.


Keith SeversonKeith Severson '79
CPA and Partner
Eide Bailly, LLP
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Nancy Oviatt Titze '83Nancy Oviatt Titze '83
Green Roby Oviatt LLP
Watertown, S.D.


Debby VanderWoudeDebby VanderWoude
Civic Volunteer
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Kathy WalshKathy Walsh
Civic Volunteer
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Rev. Dr. Greg Wilcox '78Rev. Greg Wilcox '78
VP for Mission Effectiveness
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Sioux Falls, S.D.


Todd M. WilliamsTodd M. Williams
Chief Marketing Officer
TRC, Inc.
Chicago, Ill.


Margaret Yackel-JuleenRev. Margaret Yackel-Juleen '81
Co-Founder and Associate Director
Shalom Hill Farm
Windom, Minn.