Augustana Remembers Business, Economics Professor Leslie Carson

Augustana remembers Dr. Les Carson

Augustana is mourning the loss of longtime business and economics professor Leslie (Les) Carson. 

Carson died on Friday, July 28. He was 84.

Carson joined Augustana in 1958 and over the years concentrated his teaching in economics and marketing. He served as chair of the business administration and economics departments and also served on many Augustana councils and committees, including the Curriculum Council and the Personnel Council. He also served as faculty representative to the Augustana Board of Trustees. He retired in 1998, having earned the rank of full professor. 

After retirement, he continued to support Augustana. In 2013, he received the Lefty Olson Award for his support of Augustana athletics. 

Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave. in Sioux Falls. 

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Trinity Baptist Church, 2400 W. 18th St., with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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