Luther College board appoints interim president

Tiede gets term of 12 months, or until permanent president is hired

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The Luther College board of regents has appointed David Tiede as interim president of the college, effective July 1.

Luther President Richard Torgerson will leave his post with the college on June 30. Tiede's appointment at Luther is for a period of 12 months, or until the permanent position is filled, officials said.

Tiede is emeritus president and emeritus professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He served as the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College in Minneapolis from 2005 to 2010, and as interim president of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque in 2010. He currently consults with a variety of higher education institutions as they deal with leadership transitions.


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