Former VP for Student Affairs Dr. Jorgen Thompson Dies at 89

Dr. Jorgen “Jerg” Thompson, former vice president for Student Affairs at Augustana, died on Thursday, Jan. 20, in Mason City, Iowa. He was 89.

A native of Northfield, Minn., Thompson joined Augustana in 1947 as Dean of Men. Throughout his 39-year tenure, he served the College in a variety of roles, including: professor of psychology, vice president for student affairs and director of the Learning Support Center. He retired in 1986.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, his master’s degree from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran prior to the memorial service.

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