This spring marks another milestone in the history of Luther College. The Board of Regents elected Dr. Paula J. Carlson to the office of president of the college. Currently vice president for mission at St. Olaf College, her alma mater, Dr. Carlson has also held positions as vice president and liaison to the St. Olaf College Board of Regents, and director of the Wendt Center for Character Education and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Dubuque. Her husband, the Reverend Dr. Thomas Schattauer, is a professor of liturgics and dean of the chapel at Wartburg Theological Seminary. We welcome the leadership of Dr. Carlson with great hope for the health and growth of the college in the years ahead.