Lutherans in Minnesota

Harpstead named chair of Augsburg’s regents

Jodi Harpstead, chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), was elected chair of the Augsburg College Board of Regents at its May 2012 meeting. She began her term on July 1.

Jodi Harpstead

As chair of the governing board of the college, Harpstead will play a key leadership role in Augsburg’s planning and fundraising initiatives. Harpstead has served on the Board of Regents since 2005.

“Jodi brings diverse talents and experience from her work as an executive with LSS and previously at Medtronic, and has outstanding leadership, planning, and fundraising skills. She will be a strong partner with me and the faculty in guiding the college,” said Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow.

Harpstead said she looks forward to leading the Regents during a time of change for all higher education institutions, and to ushering new projects at Augsburg.

“This is a very exciting time for Augsburg College as higher education experiences dramatic change, and we continue to educate leaders in service to the world,” Harpstead said. “I am especially excited about the potential of our innovative new Center for Science, Business, and Religion and what it can teach all of us about the questions at the intersections of these and other disciplines.”

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