Wisconsin Lutheran College President Tim Kriewall announces retirement plans

Date Posted: November 16, 2007

President Board photo webMILWAUKEE – Dr. Timothy J. Kriewall announced to the Wisconsin Lutheran College Board of Regents and the college community his intention to retire effective June 30, 2008.

“This is the most exciting and rewarding position I have ever held,” said Kriewall. “I am blessed to have played a role in this wonderful institution, and believe it’s the right time for me to retire.”

Kriewall assumed the presidency in 2003 and is only the second full-time president in the history of the young college. Under Kriewall’s leadership, the college has grown in both enrollment and endowment and added programs that poise the institution for success in the future.

“President Kriewall has had a significant impact on Wisconsin Lutheran College,” said Board Chairman Todd Witte. “During his term we have seen an increase in diversity on campus, the addition of a nursing major, as well as a new program to encourage first-generation college students to attend. We are grateful to Tim for his devotion to the college and its mission.”

Prior to the Wisconsin Lutheran presidency, Kriewall, a biomedical engineer, was Vice President of Research and Development at Medtronic in Jacksonville, Florida. With both Medtronic and also 3M Company, Kriewall devoted much of his professional life to developing medical products ranging from cochlear implants to heart/lung machines.

He spent almost 10 years as a faculty member of the medical schools of both The University of Michigan and The University of Minnesota. He attended The University of Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in 1967 and later his doctorate in biomedical engineering in 1974. He earned his master’s degree at Stanford University on a fellowship from Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. in 1968.

Kriewall said he and his wife, Sally, are looking forward to retirement and spending more time with their four children and 11 grandchildren. Currently, the Board of Regents is forming a search committee so that a national search for the college’s next president can commence.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.