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Andrea Talentino

Andrea Talentino is the ninth president of Augustana College. She was inaugurated on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, on Homecoming weekend.

She succeeds Steven C. Bahls. Her selection was announced on campus Dec. 7, 2021.

Prior to joining Augustana, Talentino was the provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. She also served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. She was an associate dean at Drew University in New Jersey, held a faculty position at Tulane University and a postdoctoral position at Princeton University.

Talentino earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Yale University, then completed a master’s and doctorate in political science from UCLA. While serving as dean at Norwich, she earned an MBA with a concentration in organizational leadership.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y., Andrea Talentino grew up in nearby Cortland, N.Y. She is married to Thomas Tarnow, a public interest attorney, and they have two children, Lucien and Julia.