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Augsburg College Names Three New Regents

Dec. 03, 1999

Kathryn H. Tunheim, Chair of the Augsburg College Board of Regents, recently announced the naming of three new board members to Augsburg¹s 29-member Board of Regents. The new board members are Gloria C. Lewis of Minneapolis; Mark S. Hanson of Minneapolis; and Glenn W. Nycklemoe of Rochester, Minn. Lewis will serve a six-year term, while Hanson and Nycklemoe will each serve three-year terms.

Lewis recently moved to Minneapolis from Chicago, where she served as Director-Violence Prevention Programs for the Chicago Department of Public Health. As director, she worked collaboratively with a host of internal and external agencies and organizations, including police, medical providers and advocates of coordinating violence prevention activities in Chicago. She has over 20 years experience in the development, administration and management of social service and community programs. For the past three years, Lewis was co-chair of the Citizens Information Service and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Board. She also served as co-chair of the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention for the past four years. Lewis and her husband, Craig Lewis, are members of Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Hanson has been the senior pastor of the University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis since 1988. He graduated from Augsburg in 1968, Theological Seminary in New York City in 1972, and was ordained in 1974. Among participation on several committees and boards, Hanson was a board member for the Church in Society of the Minneapolis Area Synod, past president of the Augsburg College Alumni Association, and currently serves as Bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Hanson and his wife, Ione Hanson, have six children‹Aaron, Alyssa, Rachel, Ezra, Elizabeth and Issac.

Nycklemoe was elected Bishop of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in June 1987. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, and holds the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Ill. Prior to his election as bishop, Nycklemoe was a pastor in parishes for 26 years. In 1987 he was named the outstanding citizen of Austin, Minn., for his work in the community and leadership in the church. Nycklemoe serves on the Board of Directors for the Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota and is a member of the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as well as the Church Council and the Board of Directors for the Board of Pensions of the ELCA. Nycklemoe and his wife, Ann Nycklemoe, have three sons‹Peter, John and Daniel‹and have five grandchildren.

The new regents were unanimously elected to the board by the governing members of the Augsburg College Corporation, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America advisory body that oversees operation of the College.