Official Proclamations in Honor of Rob Oliver
Read the official proclamations in honor of retiring President Rob Oliver issued by Mike Huether, mayor of Sioux Falls; the Rev. David Zellmer, bishop of the South Dakota Synod ELCA; Dennis Daugaard, governor of South Dakota; and as shown in the U.S. Congressional Record, read by U.S. Senator John Thune.
City of Sioux Falls
"Now, therefore, I, Mike T. Huether, Mayor of the City of Sioux Falls, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2017, as Rob Oliver Day in Sioux Falls, and join family, friends, students, faculty and staff in offering Rob and Angie Oliver best wishes for an enjoyable retirement.
South Dakota Synod, ELCA
"Whereas, it is fitting and proper to honor this outstanding servant to the Lutheran Church on the occasion of his retirement. Now, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA, and all of its members, I, the Reverend David B. Zellmer, Bishop of the South Dakota Synod, hereby proclaim Friday, May 12, 2017, Rob Oliver Day."
State of South Dakota
"Whereas, it is fitting and proper to honor this outstanding South Dakotan on the occasion of his retirement. Now, Therefore, I, Dennis Daugaard, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2017, as Rob Oliver Day in South Dakota, and I join his family, friends, and colleagues in offering him best wishes for an enjoyable retirement."
Congressional Record, May 1, 2017
"Mr. President, today I wish to recognize the distinguished career, service and leadership of Augustana University president Rob Oliver. With enrollment at a 26-year high, scholarships and financial aid for 100 percent of its full-time students, two NCAA national championships, a well-respected place among the nation's top educational institutions, and additional projects already staged for the future, there is little doubt his 25 years as part of Augustana University, whether as a trustee, member of the faculty, or finally as president, President Oliver's outstanding legacy will leave an impact for many years to come."
— U.S. Senator John Thune