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Augustana University Alumni Association
2001 S. Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone: 605.274.4404 or 800.727.2844
The Alumni Association is located within the Advancement Office on the third floor of the Administration Building. Parking is available in the Administration parking lot at 29th Street and Summit Avenue.
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Alumni Association Staff
Joel Gackle is the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement. Joel strategically develops and implements a comprehensive alumni engagement model while also being responsible for managing relationships with a portfolio of major gift prospects and current donors. With over 10 years of team leadership experience in higher education, Gackle most recently worked at Click Rain developing and managing new business before joining Augustana. He’s a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul, MN with an MBA from Vanguard University (CA).
Kiana Overby ’18 is Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. She works with donors to secure gifts to the Augustana Annual Fund, provides leadership to the University’s Alumni and Young Alumni (GOLD) Councils, advises Class Agents, coordinates alumni engagement events throughout the country and reunion events during Viking Days. Kiana looks for ways to build and foster strong connections between alumni, parents and friends of Augustana and works with the Annual Giving team to provide opportunities for support. She earned a B.A. degree in sports management and minor in business administration, completing her Augustana education in 3 ½ years. Originally from California, Overby has family ties to AU and followed in her father’s and aunt’s footsteps to Augie. She worked in retail business prior to joining the Augustana Annual Giving and Alumni Relations team.
Carolyn Cordie is the Advancement Coordinator, joining the staff in July 2014. She provides support for the Advancement office, with her main focus on the Alumni Association and Event Services. She came to Augustana from Citi Bank, where she worked in various roles for 26 years.