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Concordia University Irvine

Meet Michael A. Thomas, Ph.D.

Our fifth president of Concordia University Irvine, Dr. Michael A. Thomas, brings a passion for higher education to his tenure. His deep commitment to the Lutheran tradition, along with his extensive experience across multiple disciplines, including curriculum, faculty and staff development, governance, enrollment, and student life, have prepared him to lead Concordia into a new era.

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Faith-based institutions today play a vital role in our nation as they train nurses, doctors, teachers and others who serve with conviction in the public sector. That’s why I’m thrilled to serve alongside such a dedicated group of faculty and staff who put students and their families at the very center of what we do.

Dr. Michael A. Thomas

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