Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents and friends of the college. The Lunch Connection is a monthly luncheon and speaker event hosted by the college. It is a great chance to network and socialize with others in the Twin Cities area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

This event has been cancelled due to the winter storm forecast for the area beginning on Thursday, February 23rd through the end of the day on Friday, February 24th.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Speakers: Rob Larson, vice president for communications and marketing, and Scot Schaeffer, vice president for enrollment management, Luther College

"Challenges and Opportunities Facing Higher Education and Luther College"

Rob and Scot’s presentation will focus on the current state of higher education, with supply exceeding demand and little growth in numbers of traditional-aged prospective students, and the intense competition between schools for recruitment of students. After gathering input from focus groups last fall, the college developed additional strategies for improving its marketing and visibility efforts and identified potential revenue sources from new fields of study and auxiliary programs. Details of an exciting new admissions/alumni marketing program will also be shared. All stakeholders - alumni, parents, and friends of the college - are encouraged to attend and learn how you can help Luther thrive.

About Rob Larson -
Larson holds the bachelor of arts degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and the master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas. In 2003 he joined Luther's economics and business faculty and taught courses in marketing, investment management, and entrepreneurship. Since 2008, Larson has managed the communications and marketing efforts for the college. He is responsible for campus news, college publications, music tours, social media, sports information, visual media, web content, and other marketing and public relations functions.

About Scot Schaeffer -
Schaeffer holds the bachelor of science degree in commerce from DePaul University in Chicago and a master of science degree in organizational leadership and quality from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc. He joined Luther in 2007 and is responsible for the admission and financial aid operations.

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins

12:00 p.m. Presentation

1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online. 

The Center for Changing Lives, Centrum Room
2400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 879-5200

The dates for the academic year 2016 - 2017 are:

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - Emily Holm '16, Communications and Marketing Fellow, Luther College
Friday, October 28, 2016 - Jodi Harpstead,
Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
Rob Larson, Vice President for Communications and Marketing and Scot Schaeffer, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Luther College
Friday, March 24, 2017 - Dr. John Bodensteiner '66, Consultant for the Child and Adolescent Neurology Division, Mayo Clinic
Friday, April 28, 2017 - Dick Edwards '64, Retired Eldercare Specialist, Mayo Clinic

Planning Committee:

Kari Berg '73, Jim Boyce '64, Marcia Metzger, Pete Newburg '97, Dave Seidelmann '94, Joel Sommers '03, Carol Tomer '79, and Dan Waarvik '68 

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