MN First Lady Walz to support Augsburg gov’t relations, public service careers

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We are very pleased to announce that Gwen Walz has joined the Augsburg community as an independent contractor, serving in two roles: as Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Partnerships and as a Fellow in the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship.

Mrs. Walz is a long-time friend of Augsburg. Her husband, Governor Tim Walz, and she first partnered with us when Governor Walz served as the US House member from the district including our Rochester campus. We specifically focused on issues of diversity and equity in the Rochester area. We also joined with Mrs. Walz in promoting a program to offer college courses in Minnesota prisons.

Mrs. Walz, a Gustavus Adolphus College graduate and a veteran high school teacher and administrator, will work on several special projects for Augsburg, including government relations and promoting public service careers for students.