CUI Together

Our Plans for a Safe Opening of the Fall Semester

The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty is our number one priority. While much is still unknown about the path forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia University Irvine remains committed to ensuring safe campus operations so that you will feel confident when we are able to return to the campus. As we come together as a community once again, we will love our neighbors by putting needs for safety first.

Community Updates
July 30, 2020 - Campus Update from the President on Plans for the Fall Semester »

Preparing for #CUItogether

Learning Together

Learning Together
Resources for Students & Faculty

Concordia's emphasis on small class sizes and our dynamic infrastructure for flexible class delivery offer a distinct benefit for being able to provide both online and face-to-face instruction. This semester, most traditional undergraduate courses will begin online, moving to a dual mode of teaching and learning once permitted.

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Living Together

Living Together
Resources for Campus Experience

The sense of community is a hallmark of the experience at Concordia and the reason we are doing everything we can to bring the community back together in a safe and considered manner. New guidelines, policies, and resources will be in place throughout the campus to mitigate the possible spread of illness.

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Working Together

Working Together
Resources for Employees

We look forward to welcoming our employees back to campus. With these new guidelines and procedures, we want to reassure our faculty and staff that we take your health and well-being seriously during the ongoing pandemic. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we pray for your continued safety and well-being.

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Task Forces

On-Ground Operations, Services & Spiritual Life Task Force

This group’s charge is to plan for the physical reopening of campus in fall with modifications for physical distancing. Areas being addressed are:

  • Facilities, including classroom and residence hall configurations for physical distancing
  • Chapel/Spiritual Life
  • Plans for isolation and quarantine spaces in the residence halls
  • Food Service modifications
  • Wellness Center enhancements
  • Student Experiences
  • Athletics operations

Academics, Admissions & Marketing Task Force

This task force’s charge is to plan for academic program delivery in the fall. This group is considering and planning for various scenarios. Areas being addressed are:

  • Format of academic offerings (face-to-face, online, hybrid, hi flex)
  • Format of co-curricular activities (music, theatre, forensics)
  • Format of convocations and commencements
  • Instructional technology aids to modify in-person courses
  • Admissions and financial aid strategies
  • Communication plans for faculty, staff, students and families

Finance & Advancement Task Force

This task force is charged with planning financial scenarios. Areas being addressed are:

  • Finance/Budget
  • Investments/Cash-Flows
  • Fundraising needs
  • Endowment

The COVID-19 Management Team

If you have questions about CUI’s response to COVID-19, please contact

  • Ann Ashmon, Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications
  • Scott Ashmon, Senior Vice President, Provost
  • Kristy Fowler, Associate Dean of Students
  • Rick Hardy, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
  • Tim Jaeger, Vice President for University Advancement, Marketing, and Communications
  • Michelle Laabs, Director of Student Health Services, Wellness Center
  • Melinda Martinez, Associate Vice President of Legal Affairs and Human Resources
  • Faith McKinney, Senior Director, Moon International Center
  • Lizz Mishreki, Director of Public Relations
  • Raul Morales, Director of Campus Safety
  • Steve Mueller, Chief Mission Officer & Dean of Christ College
  • Jason Neben, Executive Director of the Office of Innovative Instruction and eLearning
  • Tim Odle, Associate Vice President of Athletics and Facility Services
  • Peter Senkbeil, Vice President, Special Assistant to President
  • Michael Thomas, President of Concordia University Irvine
  • Kevin Tilden, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Ron Van Blarcom, Vice President of Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Resources for Staying Connected

We want to remain connected to our community through CUI Together. Here you will find links to free enriching and inspiring content for you to Connect, Watch, Listen, Learn, Read, and Browse at home.


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