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.

Emerging Themes

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.

Final Summary

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

Month Date City Venue
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