National Lutheran News

Texas Lutheran names Robert Vogel interim president

The Rev. Robert L. Vogel will serve as interim president of Texas Lutheran University (TLU), Seguin, Texas. Vogel replaces the Rev. Ann Svennungsen, a Minnesota-based pastor who resigned earlier this year.

“Dr. Vogel’s wealth of experience in Lutheran higher education will be a tremendous asset to TLU,” said Robin A. Melvin, TLU board chair. Vogel served as president of Wartburg College, an ELCA college in Waverly, Iowa, from 1980 until his retirement in 1998. Since his retirement, Vogel has served as interim president at the ELCA’s Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, and Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. He also served as interim president at Waldorf College, a former ELCA school in Forest City, Iowa. He is also a member of Bethany’s board of directors.

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