Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is the official voice of the Augustana Alumni Association, representing more than 30,000 alumni from across the nation and around the world.

Council members provide regular advice and support to the professional staff of the Augustana Alumni Association and other Augustana University departments as requested. The Council strives to encourage alumni participation in the life of Augustana through event attendance, communication with class agents, and financial support. Members provide leadership for alumni programs on campus and in their respective hometown areas.

Read the Alumni Council constitution.


Kayla Eitreim

President: Kayla Eitreim '05, Sioux Falls

Jeff Oakland

Past President: Jeff Oakland '02, Sioux Falls

Kristi Reierson

Secretary: Kristi Reierson '82, Watertown, South Dakota

Council Members

David Bak '61, Irene, South Dakota

Deane Barker '97, Sioux Falls

Bryan Bjerke '74, Sioux Falls 

Michelle Connor '87, LeMars, Iowa

Matthew Dreke '03, Sioux Falls

Tracey Fredrick '06, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Paula Haiwick '94, Highmore, South Dakota

Suzanne Hegg '68, Bruce, South Dakota

Jane Jacobs '85, Rochester, Minnesota

Bryan Kaemingk '10, Rochester, Minnesota

Pete Knapp '96, Elk River, Minnesota

Paul Ordal '95, Laguna Beach, California

Kristi Peterson '96, Shakopee, Minnesota

Steven Tims '11, Sioux Falls

Tina Tveter '13, Askim, Norway

Gina Burress '05, Urbandale, Iowa

Stacia Walters '05, Shawnee, Kansas

Jay Werth '74, Columbia, South Carolina

Adviser: Joel Gackle, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement