St. Olaf CollegeAcademic CatalogSt. Olaf College

Table of Contents
An Education for the 21st Century: Academic Life
Graduation Requirements and Curricular Advice
Academic Regulations and Procedures
International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom

» Board of Regents
» Emeriti Faculty
and Staff

» Faculty, 2004-05
» Administrators,

Facts and Figures
College Calendar

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Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.

Board of Regents


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.

Richard Zavistoski
Advisory Member, ELCA
Chicago, Ill.

Terms Expire in 2005

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

Becky Brown
B.A., 2002-2005
Portland, Ore.

Reuben Groehler
B.A., M.Th., 1993-2005
Retired Pastor
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, Piper Jaffray
Minneapolis, Minn.

Jaclyn Patrignani (two year)
B.A., 2003-2005
Student, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Minneapolis, Minn.

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

Terms Expire in 2007

Kathleen Brekken
B.A., 1995-2007
Retired 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 Jr.
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, Four 51, Inc.
Eden Prairie, Minn.

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

Bruce Nicholson
B.A., 1995-2007
President and CEO, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Minneapolis, Minn.

Larry Rasmussen
Ph.D., 2001-2007
Retired 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.

Terms Expire in 2009

Thomas J. Boldt
B.A., 1996-2009
President, The Boldt Companies
Appleton, Wis.

Philip Brunelle
Artistic Director, VocalEssence
Minneapolis, Minn.

William Hoeft
B.A., 1997-2009
President, Chairman of the Board, CEO, ZIEGLER, INC.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Franklyn Prendergast
M.D, Ph.D.., 2003-2009
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

Walter M. Ringer III
B.A., J.D., O.P.M., 1997-2009
Vice Chairman and CEO, The Foley Companies
Minneapolis, Minn.

Mark Yost
B.A., M.B.A.., 2003-2009
President, Intrinsic Capital Partners, LLC
Chicago, Ill.

Term Expires in 2011

Nancy J. Anderson
B.A., J.D.., 2003-2011
Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, Wash.

Ronald Hunter
B.A., J.D.., 2003-2011
Deputy Chief, Cargill Incorporated
Minneapolis, Minn.