The Christensen Professor Search

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I am grateful for the many members of our community who participated in the campus visits by the three finalists for the Christensen Professor. I especially want to thank Pastor Sonja Hagander and the search committee – Professor Lori Hale, Professor Jeremy Myers, Dean Ryan Haaland, Chief Inclusion Officer Joanne Reeck, Chief HR Officer Dawn Miller, and student Ian Heseltine – for their good and thoughtful work throughout this important process.

After careful consideration of the many gifts and experiences our finalists offered, I have decided that we have not yet found the next incumbent for this singular role at Augsburg. We therefore will pause the search for now and return to an active process in the new academic year. I know that the right person is out there to build on the legacy of Dr. David Tiede and Dr. Martha Stortz, the first two Christensen Professors – and we will find that person when the time is right.