President, Augustana University
Jul 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Facebook LIVE Event: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
President, Augustana University
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University, will be our guest this week. She will discuss the university's response to Covid and their preparations for the 2020-21 academic year, the Viking Bold strategic plan, the value of a liberal arts education, diversity and Augustanta's new and expanding programs.
 
Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary will continue to offer online-only programming while we aren't able to meet in-person. The LIVE Facebook program will begin at noon. The direct link to the Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/siouxfallsdowntownrotary/
 
Rotary International is one of the premier service organizations in the world. The Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls is among the largest 40 clubs in the world.
 
Speaker Bio:
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was inaugurated as Augustana’s 24th president — and the university's first woman president — in September 2017. In her first two years on campus, she and her leadership team engaged faculty, students and staff in long-term strategic planning and secured unanimous approval from the Board of Trustees for Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030. Prior to joining Augustana University, President Herseth Sandlin served as general counsel and vice president of corporate development for Raven Industries, Inc., a publicly-traded company headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. She also served as South Dakota’s lone U.S. Representative from 2004-11. When elected in 2004, she was the first woman from South Dakota to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the youngest woman serving in the House during that time. She attended college in Washington, D.C., earning her B.A., M.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. During this time, she was a teaching fellow for university students and an instructor on the faculty of the law school.