Monthly Archives: March 2013

Alumni Board President Chris Ascher ’81 Hosts Campaign Summit

On March 15-16 more than a dozen alumni leaders from the classes of 1980-84 participated in two days of meetings related to the Campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion.  Alumni Board Chair Chris Ascher ’81 hosted this special event.

This was part of a new effort underway to expand our base of alumni committed to achieving our vision for the Center of Science, Business, and Religion. The objective of this Summit was to educate our most engaged alumni about the importance of this transformational facility and discuss meaningful ways that they can contribute to the success of the campaign and engage our fellow classmates in the process.

The Summit was a wonderful opportunity to see the outstanding work being done by the faculty, to tour the science building and to reconnect with the school and our as classmates.

Advancement will be supporting alumni leaders like Chris who will be hosting Summits by class year and affinity groups to provide all of our fellow alumni the opportunity to return to campus, meet with our current faculty and students, learn the exciting things that are taking place here, and discover how we can play a role in the continued success of Augsburg.

President’s Perspective

Augsburg’s President Paul Pribbenow reaches out to key constituents throughout the year with a newsletter called The President’s Perspective.

In the February 2013 issue Paul shares that “This January, the Augsburg College Board of Regents made a unique—and historic—decision to commit a portion of its annual winter meeting to a half-day strategic planning summit in which the regents joined Augsburg faculty, staff, and student representatives in conversation about the future of the College. I believe our Board selected an ideal time to host the summit and to invite so many members of the Augsburg community to share their perspectives about what can and should be on the College’s horizon as we navigate a rapidly changing higher education environment.”  Read more of the President Perspective, February 2013.