National Summit Meetings
The sixteen National Summit Meetings took place from November 2008 – March 2009. Over 300 alumni, parents, and friends participated in the National Summit meetings. Summary reports from the Summit meetings were reviewed by Task Forces. The reports provided important insights regarding the College's core values. The ideas and comments from the Summit meetings helped inform Task Force recommendations.
The National Summit meetings were half-day meetings facilitate by President Ohle with selected alumni, parents, and friends around the country. Those participating discuss each core value of Gustavus (Excellence, Community, Justice, Service, Faith) in small groups. The participants were asked how the College might ensure that the core values would be lived out in the lives of alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
National Summit Meetings Emerging Themes contains a summary of the common issues and emergin ideas discussed at the first nine National Summit meetings regarding Gustavus Adolphus College's five core values.
National Summit Meetings Final Summary contains a report of the main themes and common issues and ideas discussed at all sixteen ational Summit meetings.
Meeting Dates & Locations
|November 2008||11/18||Plymouth, MN||Radisson Hotel and Convention Center|
|11/22||Mendota Heights, MN||Mendakota Country Club|
|11/24||Minneapolis, MN||American Swedish Institute|
|December 2008||12/09||Edina, MN||Westin Galleria|
|12/15||Shoreview, MN||Hilton Garden Inn|
|January 2009||01/08||Naples, FL||Collier Athletic Club|
|01/12||Washington, DC||Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA|
|01/29||Chicago, IL||Hyatt Regency O'Hare|
|01/31||Denver, CO||The University Club|
|February 2009||02/19||Tucson, AZ||Westward Look Resort|
|02/20||Phoenix, AZ||Millenium Resort, Scottsdale|
|02/28||Los Angeles, CA||Art Director's Guild, Studio City|
|March 2009||03/15||Boston, MA||Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge|
|03/16||New York, NY||New York Marriott Eastside|
|03/21||Seattle, WA||Bellevue Club, Bellevue|
|03/23||San Francisco, CA||Hotel Vitale|