Concordia Announces New Academic Structure
Mar 04, 2009
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CONCORDIA ANNOUNCES NEW ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., President Pamela Jolicoeur announced today the appointment of Dr. Mark Krejci as provost and dean of the College, effective July 1, 2009. Krejci has served as vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the College.
The provost model creates a direct connection between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, allowing for enhanced programmatic integration — including the expansion of Concordia’s student advisement program.
“Synergy between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs is vitally important to the quality of the educational experience for our students,” says President Jolicoeur. “We want to ensure the comprehensive needs of every student are addressed in ways that bring further distinction to the value of a Concordia degree.”
As part of the restructuring, Krejci has selected Dr. James Aageson, chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities and religion professor, to serve as the dean of Arts and Sciences. Aageson will oversee all academic departments with the exception of the School of Business. Dr. Greg Cant was named the dean of the School of Business and began his work at Concordia in the fall of 2008.
“The new administrative structure will allow us to create a thoroughly integrated learning environment,” says Krejci. “From orientation to graduation, we intend to engage every student in developing a customized plan for success at Concordia and beyond.”
Concordia College and its Concordia Language Villages are recognized leaders in K-16 global education. A four-year, private liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Concordia College ranks ninth in the number of students studying abroad and offers 78 majors, including 18 honors majors, and 12 preprofessional programs.