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Concordia University Irvine Founder Shares Vision for University Education

Concordia University Irvine Founder Shares Vision for University Education









What: Concordia University Irvine's founding president Dr. Charles Manske is the featured speaker at Concordia's Friday Chapel service. Dr. Manske, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, will share his vision for university education at the special service honoring his legacy.

When: Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

Where: Concordia University Irvine Center for Worship and Performing Arts –
1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612

Tickets: This event is free and open to the public.

Additional Information on Dr. Charles Manske:

Dr. Charles Manske founded Concordia University Irvine in 1972 (then called Christ College Irvine), single-handedly procuring land and funding for the new university in Irvine. His vision for CUI was that university should always look “outward.” Dr. Manske believed that Concordia’s prime location in Irvine would enable the university to reach out to both the Asian and Latin American communities – a vision that was prophetic in the 70s is Southern Orange County’s reality today! Dr. Manske wanted to prepare students to effectively reach out across cultures with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served as the campus pastor for both USC (1958-73) and UCLA (1959-1961).

About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia University Irvine offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

Concordia is a U.S.News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Concordia University Irvine enrolls over 4,000 students.

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