Aug 27, 2019
Jenifer Ward
Perspectives of the New Luther College President

DRC Sponsor: John Moeller

Come meet and greet the new President of Luther College!

Dr. Jenifer K. Ward was unanimously elected as Luther College’s 11th President by the Luther College Board of Regents on March 19, 2019. Her appointment followed the five-year tenure of Dr. Paula J. Carlson, who retired on June 30th.

Dr. Ward previously served as Dean of the College, Interim Provost and Associate Provost at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She was Chair of the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where she also taught German. She began her academic career with faculty appointments at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She most recently served as Provost and Dean of the College for Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana prior to her arrival in Decorah.


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