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Borlands with CUI music students

Supporting the Music

As the Music, Worship and Theology (MWT) building — the first major project in CUI’s master plan—moves closer to reality, the campus community will have many people to thank: the staff and faculty who are leading the efforts and informing the process; the students, whose eagerness and numbers show a continued, rising demand for a CUI education; and the many friends of Concordia for their faithful support.

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40th Anniversary celebration photo

40th Anniversary: Our Heritage

We are thankful to our good and gracious God for His abundant blessings during Concordia University Irvine’s first 40 years. Many things have changed at Concordia since 1976 when we began the school year with one building, 36 students and five faculty members. We are now a university of over 4,500 students, taught by 155 full-time faculty members on a beautiful main campus with over 20 buildings and on two nearby satellite campuses.

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Ryan and Lindsay sitting on the front steps of their house

"Mighty" Music Inspires Scholarship Support

Sports media entrepreneur Ryan ’97 and Lyndsay (Kahler ’96) Ermeling are passionate for music and Concordia, and created a scholarship for music students.

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Kellie and Cheryl in their factory

Sowing Into the Future

Kelly and Cheryl Keithly have supported Concordia since before its founding. Now, as owners of the largest seed dealer in North America, they have made CUI a primary recipient of their generosity.

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President Krueger pointing to future buildings on campus

Strategic Plan: A Message From President Krueger

Our Strategic Plan Update is comprised of four themes with 11 strategic priorities. The four themes—academic enterprise, student experience, institutional identity and institutional operations—provide the framework that guides our efforts to improve academic quality and service to students, to strengthen our financial position and to communicate more effectively what it means to be a Lutheran university.

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Don and Wanda posing for a picture

Helping the Fatherless

Don and Wanda Lahn started an endowed scholarship for students who have lost one or both parents, because of Don's own experience losing his father.

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