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Karl Hoenecke Named New Assistant Dean for Concordia’s School of Business & Economics

Karl Hoenecke Named New Assistant Dean for Concordia’s School of Business & Economics

Irvine, CA., Oct. 31, 2022 – Concordia University Irvine has named Karl Hoenecke as the Assistant Dean for the School of Business and Economics. Hoenecke holds an undergraduate degree in History from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from Concordia. For the last seven years, Hoenecke has been an adjunct professor in the School of Business and Economics at Concordia, teaching Business Franchise Solutions, Management, Sales, and MBA Capstone. In his new role, Hoenecke will supervise the internal academic and co-curricular operations of the undergraduate business and economics programs as well as expand and enrich community, educational and employment relationships and partnerships.

“The Concordia University Irvine community is very excited to welcome Karl into this very important and impactful role in the Golden Eagle family,” said George W. Wright, Dean, School of Business and Economics. “I am confident our business students, our entire university community, and the constituents we serve locally, nationally, and internationally will benefit from his professional and academic achievements, energy, expertise and most importantly his commitment to transforming students into wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens.”

In addition to academia, Hoenecke’s career path included management positions at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Great Clips, Inc., and Starbucks before working as the Vice President of Business Development for TeamLogic IT and most recently as the Director of Sales and Operations for sports and location-based event company GZ6G Technologies. His wealth of professional and instructional experience will enhance Concordia’s School of Business and Economics.

About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine, part of the Concordia University System, is a private, nonprofit Christian university that is proud to be one of the founding institutions of higher education in Irvine, California. For nearly 50 years, we have prepared students for lives of learning, service, and leadership through distinctive Lutheran education. Today, we educate nearly 4,000 students on campus and online, and our alumni network has grown to over 25,000 worldwide. We’re recognized as a top-ranked university for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report and a fierce NCAA Division II PacWest competitor. Learn more about our mission, community, and heritage.

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