Jack R. Ohle

Senior Consultant

Mr. Jack Ohle was the President of Gustavus Adolphus College from July 2008 to June 2014. He was previously the President of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, from 1998. Both institutions are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) Colleges and Universities, and Ohle has chaired the executive committee of the Council of Presidents of ELCA Colleges and Universities.  Ohle graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor of arts in social work in 1969. After completing some graduate work at Hamma School of Theology, Ohle earned a master of arts degree in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University. After completing his MA, he went on administrative positions at Ohio Northern University and Muskingum College. Afterward, he became vice president for advancement at Nebraska Wesleyan University where he worked for ten years. He then worked as vice president for institutional advancement and later as senior vice president for external affairs and secretary to the university at Drake University, spending 11 years there. Ohle also holds an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.