Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is a resource for students and all other members of the campus community. Personnel in this office are committed to promote enlightened citizenship, respect for human community and the development of healthy lifestyles.

Dean of Students Office

Edith Mortenson Center, #16
605.274.4124

deanofstudentsoffice@augie.edu

Dean of Students Office

Dr. Jim Bies

Jim Bies
Vice President for Student Affairs &
Dean of Students
jim.bies@augie.edu
605.274.4124
Jim has served Augustana as its Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students since 1986. Educational background: B.A., Luther College; M.A., Pacific Lutheran University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota.
 

Mark Blackburn
Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
605.274.4313
Mark came to Augustana in 2005 and joined the Dean of Students staff in 2008. He earned his Master's Degree from Augustana and completed a B.A. Degree at the University of South Dakota.
 

Beth Torkelson

Beth Torkelson
Assistant Dean of Students
beth.torkelson@augie.edu
605.274.4124
Beth Torkelson has been an administrator in the Student Affairs Division at Augustana since 2009. She was appointed an assistant dean in 2011 and in 2014, assumed added duties as Augustana's Title IX Coordinator. Beth has earned degrees from South Dakota State University (M.S. in counseling) and a B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls. 
 
Sandy PohlmannSandy Pohlmann
Assistant
sandy.pohlmann@augie.edu
605.274.4124
 
 
Notice of Nondiscrimination:  Augustana College is committed to providing equal access to and participation in employment opportunities and in programs and services, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status or disability. Augustana complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable laws providing for nondiscrimination against all individuals. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for known disabilities to the extent required by law.
 
Student inquiries or concerns may be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 605.274.4124, or email deanofstudentsoffice@augie.edu. Other inquiries or concerns may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 605.274.4110, or email humanresources@augie.edu.