Dr. Roberta Olson, Executive Chair
Hometown: Brookings, SD
Congregation: Ascension Lutheran Church
Olson spent her career preparing the next generation of nurses. She retired as dean of nursing at South Dakota State University in 2013, returned as interim dean during a national search for a new dean in May of 2018 and has now retired again following the selection of the new dean in 2019. Her career spanned a number of educational institutions and organizations in South Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Roberta has been a Thrivent member since 1964.