Dr. Colin Irvine

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Dr. Colin Irvine began as the college’s 12th president on July 1, 2023. He previously served as provost and executive vice president at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Prior to Augustana, Irvine was senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where he founded the Center for Teaching Excellence. He taught English, education, and environmental studies at Augsburg University from 2002 to 2015. Irvine earned his doctorate in English from Marquette University, a Master of Arts in American studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and history at Carroll College. He is the recipient of three Fulbright awards.

An outdoors enthusiast, Irvine is an avid runner, having finished 12 marathons, and loves water skiing and wakeboarding, downhill skiing, and backpacking. Cooking, traveling, reading, and writing are other passions of his, but his favorite activity is spending time with his family. He and his wife, Kelly, the chief marketing and communications officer for the wealth management company Carlson Capital Management, have two children.

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Dr. Colin Irvine

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