Dr. Jim Bies, Dean of Students

As the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean for Students, Jim provides overall leadership and direction to Augustana’s student affairs division, a comprehensive set of departments dedicated to providing rich student-centered programming that supports, challenges and advocates on behalf of our students. These departments include: Dean of Students Office, Campus Safety (security), Center for Campus Life (housing, residential education, student activities, volunteer services), Dining Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Recreational Services, Bookstore, and Campus Learning Center for Children (childcare).


Dr. Jim Bies
Dean of Students Office
Edith Mortenson Center, #116
Augustana University
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197

Phone: 605.274.4124
Fax: 605.274.4901
Email: jim.bies@augie.edu

Jim has served Augustana as its vice president and dean of students since 1986. He has been a college administrator in the student affairs field for more than forty years. Prior to Augustana, he had the priviledge of serving at Luther College, Pacific Lutheran University, St. Olaf College and Rocky Mountain College.

Educational Background

B.A. Luther College
M.A. Pacific Lutheran University
Ed.D. University of South Dakota