Story Magazine

Second Quarter, 2005

Lull Named to Thrivent Fellows Program

Patricia Lull, Dean of Student Services, was one of 14 named in April to the prestigious Thrivent Fellows Program, a part of the Lutheran College and University Leadership Program.

Sponsored by the Council of College and University Presidents of the ELCA, the Division for Higher Education, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the purpose of the Fellows Program is to identify, encourage, develop and equip qualified senior leaders for leadership positions in Lutheran colleges, universities and seminaries.

Candidates were selected based on their dedication to the mission and distinctiveness of Lutheran higher education, a strong record of service to academic institutions, a clear potential for top-level leadership, and on their vocational call to lead these important institutions.

Through intensive retreats and seminars, Fellows gain increased knowledge and understanding of Lutheran traditions and values, stronger awareness of their own leadership capacities, thorough knowledge of key management issues in Lutheran higher education, discernment of personal and professional goals that will equip them to fulfill their callings, a plan for professional growth, and an expanded network of relationships with other Lutheran higher education leaders.