Despite revenue losses since the pandemic closed campus in March, the college has added three varsity sports and a major, and launched a master’s program in speech-language pathology.
A presidency well served since 2003
President Steve Bahls has announced that he will retire in 2022. In this special issue of Augustana College Magazine, trustees, former and current colleagues, alumni and others reflect on his leadership in four areas:
• Financial security • Campus planning • Diversity, equity, inclusion • Community leadership
AUGUSTANA NOW success: Old Main shines $135M gold
The Old Main dome turned gold New Year’s Eve in celebration, as the college surpassed its $125 million goal for the AUGUSTANA NOW campaign. The total raised during the 5 1/2-year campaign stands at $135,530,205.
“It took the hard work and shared vision of thousands of people to surpass that goal by millions of dollars,” said Kent Barnds, executive vice president for external relations and the leader for philanthropy at Augustana.