Rich Aune ’81

Alumni and Administrator

Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission in Admission

Territory: Some South Central Minnesota High Schools, Twin Cities schools including St Thomas Academy, Visitation, Saint Paul Academy, St Croix Lutheran as well as  Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, Puerto Rico.

A 1981 graduate of Gustavus, Rich is beginning his 30th year in the Admission Office. Previous territories included Northeast and Southeast Minnesota as well as various midwest states. He also served as the transfer student coordinator and PSEO laison for over 20 years. Recent international travels for admission have included Northern Europe and Asia.

Current tasks include meeting prospective students/parents on campus, supervision of staff, marketing and publication strategic planning, staff development, application file review and long range admission/financial aid planning. Despite increased adminstrative responsibilities, Rich continues to relish time spent with students and parents during the admission process.

Professional development has included long time membership in MACAC as well as serving on and co-chairing the Minnesota Education Fair Committee for a number of years.

Rich and his wife Tami ('82) reside in St. Peter. They are the proud parents of 3 daughters; Melisssa ('12), Mari ('14)  and McKenna.


B.A., chemistry, Gustavus, 1981


camping, fishing, golf, and hunting