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Augustana Honors Retiring President

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Steve Bahls, Jane Bahls, Dahl President's home, p: Meg McLaughlin

Augustana College will honor the president and his wife as they prepare for retirement. The Board of Trustees has voted to re-name Founders Hall on the campus in Rock Island, the Steve and Jane Bahls Campus Leadership Center.

Steve Bahls will retire in June after leading the college for 19 years.

A dedication ceremony is set for May 12th as part of a special campus event to honor the Bahls. And the name change becomes official on June lst.

Founders Hall was built in 1923, and currently houses administrative offices, student services, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of the President, and Ascension Chapel.

Trustees Chair John Murabito says the re-naming will acknowledge the importance of Bahls' presidency at the same level as other past Augustana presidents: the Thomas Tredway Library, Sorensen Hall and the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.