A Message from President Thomas
Concordia University Irvine has just revealed our new university brand, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Starting with extensive market research, engaging focus groups of diverse stakeholders, and working with an exceptional marketing and brand partner, Concordia is prepared to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2026.
This rebrand is an important step in Concordia University Irvine’s history. As we’ve matured into a comprehensive university that provides an exceptional education that prepares each of our students for all of life’s vocations, it became clear that we needed to tell this story more clearly, more boldly, and more widely!
While we honor the past, we look with anticipation toward the future. The specific elements of the new brand—new logo, academic seal, athletic mascot, and the new Freedom to Explore campaign—highlight and enhance our commitment to providing an outstanding Christian education in southern California and beyond. The academic imagery is distinguished and classical and recalls the iconic worship space on campus and our Lutheran heritage and Christian commitment. The athletic marks, in contrast, are bold, forward, and confident. Both trajectories reflect Concordia University Irvine as we look towards the next 50 years.
We are excited to move forward with a fresh approach to telling Concordia’s story. We hope that you’ll embrace this brand in every way. But most of all, we hope and pray that you are excited for the future of Concordia University Irvine. The Lord has blessed us mightily and will continue to do so as we faithfully carry out our call as the Great Commission University.
For His Students,
Michael A. Thomas, Ph.D.
President, Concordia University Irvine