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Academic Life
Academic Regulations
International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom

» Board of Regents
» Emeriti Faculty
and Staff

» Faculty, 2002-03
» Administrators,

Facts and Figures
College Calendar

Changes that have occurred in St. Olaf academic policy and curriculum since the publication in 2002 of the St. Olaf Catalog for 2002–04 are indicated in red and red strikethrough type.

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Board of Regents

This list is accurate as of September 2002. It will be updated again in September 2004.

Chair, Jerrol Tostrud
Vice Chair, Bruce Nicholson
Secretary, Christopher M. Thomforde
Treasurer, Alan Norton

Senior Regents
Dean L. Buntrock, B.A., 1972-
Elected to the Board, 1972
Chairman of the Board, 1986-1995
Senior Regent, 1995-

Leonard C. Hoeft, B.S., 1970-
Elected to the Board, 1970
Chairman of the Board, 1980-86
Senior Regent, 1989-

Martin E. Marty, B.A., M.A., M.Div.,
S.T.M., Ph.D., 1988-

Elected to the Board, 1988-2001
Chairman of the Board, 1994-2001
Senior Regent, 2002-

Christopher M. Thomforde
President, St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minn.

Becky Brown
Alumni Observer
Portland, Ore.

Arne Selbyg
Advisory Member, ELCA
Chicago, Ill.

Terms Expire in 2003
Thomas J. Boldt
B.A., 1996-2003
President, The Boldt Companies
Appleton, Wis.

Philip Brunelle
Artistic Director, VocalEssence
Minneapolis, Minn.

Travis J. Cross (two-year)
B.M., 2001-2003
Band Director, Edina High School
Edina, Minn.

William Hoeft
B.A., 1997-2003
President and CEO, ZIEGLER, INC.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Sonya Margerum
B.A., M.A., 1991-2003
West Lafayette, Ind.

Walter M. Ringer III
B.A., J.D., O.P.M., 1997-2003
Vice Chairman and CEO, The Foley Companies
Minneapolis, Minn.

Judith Ryan
R.N., FAAN, Ph.D., 1991-2003
President and CEO, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Sioux Falls, S.D.

Darryl Solberg
B.A., J.D., 1991-2003
Attorney, Hecht, Solberg Robinson & Goldberg
San Diego, Calif.

Terms Expire in 2005
John Benson
B.S. ChE., M.S. ChE., 1999-2005
Executive Vice President, 3M Health Care Markets
St. Paul, Minn.

Becky Brown
B.A., 2002-2005
Intel Account Manager, Hewlett Packard
Portland, Ore.

Reuben Groehler
B.A., M.Th., 1993-2005
Retired Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church
Anoka, Minn.

Marilyn Miller
A.A., B.A., M.A., 1993-2005
Director of Congregational Ministries, Lutheran Human Relations
Milwaukee, Wis.

Truxtun Morrison
Retired Chairman, ConAgra, International
Omaha, Neb.

Addison Piper
B.A., M.B., 1999-2005
Chairman, US Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Minneapolis, Minn.

Jerrol M. Tostrud
B.A., 1996-2005
Retired Executive Vice President, West Publishing Company
Eagan, Minn.

Terms Expire in 2007
Kathleen Brekken
.A., 1995-2007
President/CEO, Midwest of Cannon Falls, Inc.
Cannon Falls, Minn.

Barbara Peterson Burwell
B.A., 1995-2007
Burwell Enterprises
Minneapolis, Minn.

George G. Carlson
M.Div., 2001-2007
Bishop, South Central Synod of Wisconsin
Madison, Wis.

William G. Cowles
M.B.A., 2001-2007
Retired General Manager, Frigoscandia Equipment
Northfield, Minn.

Robert Hatch
B.A., M.B.A., 1995-2007
Chairman/CEO, Cereal Ingredients, Inc.,
CII Laboratory Services, Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.

Ruth Hustad
B.A., 2001-2007
Hustad Real Estate
Eden Prairie, Minn.

B. Kristine Johnson
B.A., 2001-2007
General Partner, Affinity Capital Management
Minneapolis, Minn.

Mark D. Johnson
B.A., 2001-2007
Partner, Waterman Group
Spring Park, Minn.

Martha Arveson Nelson
B.A., 2001-2007
St. Paul, Minn.

Bruce Nicholson
B.A., 1995-2007
President and CEO, Lutheran Brotherhood/Aid Association for Lutherans
Minneapolis, Minn.

Larry Rasmussen
Ph.D., 2001-2007
Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics
Union Theological Seminary
New York, N.Y.

O.J. Tomson
B.A., 1995-2007
Chair/Director, First Citizens National Bank
Mason City, Iowa

Term Expires in 2008
Peter Rogness
B.A., M.Div., 2002-2008
Bishop, St. Paul Area Synod
St. Paul, Minn.