Augustana College renaming itself to Augustana University

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 3:51 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana College says it will rebrand itself as Augustana University on Sept. 1.

The decision by the private school's Board of Trustees comes after nearly two years of strategic planning, analysis and discovery.

School officials say the new name reflects Augustana's growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students, recognizes the growth on campus and captures the school's goals for the future.

They say it became apparent that the school needed to invest in growth and its ability to serve others to meet the demands of a workforce hungry for entrepreneurial and thoughtful professionals.

Students, campus community members, alumni and others are invited to attend a formal announcement at Kirkeby-Over Stadium on Sept. 1.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast