concordia university system

Seminary boards meet, look forward to ‘close cooperation’

The boards agreed to establish a formal process for their leaders to meet regularly, in addition to the bylaw-established annual meeting of the joint board.

Friedrich accepts call to Concordia, St. Paul

The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska, has accepted a call to become the tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., effective Jan. 1.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Delegates encourage Concordia universities to speak the truth in love

Convention delegates vote to support Concordia University System (CUS) schools in faithfully confessing God’s Word, while also streamlining the process of calling CUS presidents.

LaMott appointed interim president of CSP

Former CSP President Rev. Dr. Tom Ries retired at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.

National Mission board celebrates effective triennium, hears ministry updates

The board also heard a presentation on the Synod’s new national mission emphasis, ‘Making Disciples For Life.’

Positions (July 2019)

Positions are available at Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas.

BOD approves $81.3 million budget for Fiscal Year ‘20

Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.

Dawn to serve as president of Concordia, Chicago

Dr. Russell P. Dawn of Irvine, Calif., will replace the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, who announced his retirement in 2018.

Positions (June 2019)

Positions are available at Concordia campuses in Illinois, Minnesota, Texas and Nebraska.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. William ‘Bill’ Meyer, former president of CUS

Meyer, who also served as former executive director of the LCMS Board for Higher Education, died on Feb. 1.

Positions (May 2019)

Positions are available at CUS institutions in Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.

Official notice: Tenure

Official notice of intent to grant tenure.

BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.