A Message from President Pamela Jolicoeur
Dear alumni, parents and friends,
We are beginning the new year and the new academic semester in
a very different economic environment than was the case when we
celebrated the arrival of 2008 (just a year ago). The current national
economic crisis touches all of us as well as our families and friends.
However, I am pleased to report that the college is doing as well as can
be hoped for in this time of uncertainty.
Enrollment is strong. The Knutson Campus Center is fully renovated and has become the community gathering place that we dreamed it would. Major enhancements in instructional technology are underway. New offerings in art, business, languages and the sciences are enhancing our academic distinctiveness. Expanded international learning opportunities are further strengthening our leadership in K-16 global education. We look to the future with confidence. At the same time, we are keenly aware of the challenges we face to realize the strategic vision we have for this special college of the church.
The national economy is having an impact on both the college’s revenue and expenses. We are being prudent in resource management to maintain quality and preserve value for our students and their parents. We are working closely with those families who have experienced or anticipate a major change in income to ensure that our students have every opportunity to complete their Concordia degree.
The coming year will be challenging for the college and for our families. We are blessed with a long history of careful planning and your generosity of spirit and treasure that enriches the Concordia community. I am grateful for your commitment to Concordia and for your prayerful support.