Augustana today announced that Dr. Mark Braun, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, has been named Provost and Dean of the College for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Braun will serve in his current role until the close of the academic year. A search for his successor will begin immediately.
“In his four years at Augustana, Mark has made significant contributions to this institution and the academic programs we offer. His professionalism, integrity and candor are unmatched and his passionate commitment to and advocacy for higher education are second-to-none. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and, on behalf of Augustana, we wish him the best of luck,” said Rob Oliver, president of the College.
Braun joined Augustana in 2007. Prior to that, he served Gustavus for 17 years, first as professor and later as Chair of Communication Studies, where he taught courses in media and society, media process and criticism, broadcasting, organizational communication, communication theory, and persuasion. He served as Associate Dean at Gustavus from 1999 to 2007.