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June 22, 2009

Contact Pat Kerrigan at 608-796-3041 or pgkerrigan@viterbo.edu

VITERBO PRESIDENT ARTMAN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT EXTENDED

LA CROSSE, Wis.—Viterbo president Rick Artman has received a new five-year employment agreement for 2009–14 in action recently approved by the university’s Board of Trustees.

“We are impressed with what Rick Artman has accomplished in his first three years and look forward to more growth at Viterbo as his leadership continues to further its mission,” said Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA, and chair of the Board of Trustees.

“Rick came with excellent experience and marvelous skills not only in leadership but also in communication,” Sr. Gschwind added. “That experience and those skills have provided Viterbo with what it needs to secure its future. Rick continues to find new ways of making Viterbo the University of Opportunity and has the support of all 34 trustees in that effort.”

Under Artman’s direction, Viterbo created a new five-year strategic plan, introduced a comprehensive campus master plan, announced the most ambitious expansion of new programs in the history of the university, and developed a plan to increase enrollment significantly over a five-year period.

Artman has been at Viterbo since July 1, 2006, when he replaced William Medland, who served as president for 15 years.

Prior to Viterbo, he served as president of Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., for 12 years.

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