Ohle Officially Takes Office as College’s 15th President

Posted on June 30th, 2008 by

Tuesday, July 1 officially marks the beginning of Jack R. Ohle’s tenure as the 15th president of Gustavus Adolphus College. Ohle replaces James L. Peterson, who retired after serving as president of the College since July 2003.

Ohle begins his presidency at Gustavus after serving as president of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa since 1998. Before accepting the presidency at Wartburg, Ohle served Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for 11 years, first as vice president for institutional advancement and later as senior vice president for external affairs and secretary to the university. Prior to that, Ohle was vice president for advancement at Nebraska Wesleyan University for ten years. Other institutions served include Ohio Northern University and Muskingham College in New Concord, Ohio.

Ohle is married to Kirsten Lindquist Ohle. The couple has three adult sons: Robert, John, and Thomas.


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