IPO Staff

IPO staff welcome the opportunity to assist you in making your decision to attend Augustana or study abroad and are experts in student visas, financial support and more. Prospective international students interested in attending Augustana should contact Ben Iverson. Students interested in studying abroad should contact Erin Kane. Current international students at Augustana should contact Rosanne Reinartz.

Donn GrinagerDonn Grinager
Director of International Programs

Donn Grinager, Director of International Programs earned his bachelor's degree at Dakota Wesleyan University in 1984. Upon graduation, Donn was a member of the Peace Corps and served in Nepal. After earning a master's degree in religion, he participated in the Japan Exchange Teaching Program between 1989-1991. He has been at Augustana in his current role since 1992.

Ben IversonBen Iverson
Director of International Admission and Advising

Ben graduated from Augustana College in 2004 with a degree in international studies and Spanish. He was a pitcher on the Viking baseball team and spent a semester at the University of Granada in Spain. After graduation, he worked as an International Coordinator at Nordland University in Norway. Ben completed a master's degree in international education in 2013 from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Erin Kane
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Advisor
Erin earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University in 2004. She completed her Master's in School Counseling from South Dakota State University in 2007. For five years, Erin worked as an elementary school counselor in Dell Rapids, S.D. In 2012, she joined the International Programs Office. Erin has studied abroad as an undergraduate in Australia and France. She continues to travel and enjoys learning about culture.
Rosanne Reinartz
Assistant Director, International Student Advisor
Rosanne graduated from Northern State University in 2005 with a degree in English. She worked as an ESL instructor and Academic Advisor at NSU for eight years and earned her Master's Degree in Academic Advising in 2012 from Kansas State University before joining the IPO staff in 2014. Rosanne has extensive travel experience and has participated in various language and cultural exchange programs in Brazil, Russia, Spain and Guatemala.