Posted by Eric Tindall on Nov 29, 2018
On November 29, 2018, Linda Sproul, talked about Concordia University in Ann Arbor, at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North's Luncheon.
Linda said, "similar to Rotary, service is an integral part of the daily life and mission at Concordia University. Not only is service a core value, as we strive to service others in caring, helpful, and knowledgeable ways, but our mission is not fulfilled until our students go out into the Church and the world as servants of Christ."
Linda gave us a brief history of Concordia. On September 30, 1962, Lutherans from across Michigan gathered on the grounds of the former Earhart estate in Ann Arbor to install the cornerstone of a building that would soon become the centerpiece of a new college. 
The institution was originally established as Concordia Lutheran Junior College, but underwent multiple name changes over time. The institution changed its name to Concordia College when it began offering four-year degree programs in 1976, and ultimately became Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2001.
In July 2013, a strategic partnership between CUAA and Concordia University Wisconsin became official. Within the first years after the merger, the campus underwent major renovations and enhancements, including to residence halls, the student union, athletic fields (including a new football field), and the dining hall.
In 2015, the university purchased a former law school building located just across the street form RCAAN's meeting place (Holiday Inn, Near the U of M). The “North Building” now houses the campus’ School of Nursing, which will teach the students in Concordia's newly approved Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Linda said, "due expanding academic programs and athletic offerings, enrollment reached an all-time high at Concordia University Ann Arbor during the 2017-18 academic year with a total of 1,081 students. Since 2013, CUAA’s enrollment has grown more than 60 percent, and in 2017 it earned a spot among the fastest-growing private universities in the Midwest."
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