Concordia University - St. Paul
Down to three
Concordia University - St. Paul is down to three finalists for its presidency, the school has announced.
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The Rev. David Kluth will visit for interviews March 14-15, Donald Christian will be visit March 21-22, and the Rev. Thomas Ries will visit March 28-29.
The Board of Regents will make its appointment April 4 and introduce him to campus April 15.
Here's an edited list of credentials provided by Concordia's site, which also has more notes on each:
Donald Christian of Round Rock, Texas
University of Phoenix, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership (2007)
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Masters of Music in Wind Conducting (1986)
Concordia University Chicago, Bachelor of Music Education (1981)
Concordia University Texas, Dean, College of Business; Austin, Texas (2005- )
Lutheran High North, Headmaster; Houston, Texas (2001-2005)
Lutheran Education Association, Associate Director; Houston, Texas (1999-2001)
Baltimore Lutheran School, Spiritual Life Director; Baltimore, Maryland (1997-1999)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Parish Life Administrator; Houston, Texas (1995-1997)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Minister of Young Adults; Houston, Texas (1990-1995)
Lutheran High South, Music Director; Houston, Texas (1986-1990)
Lutheran High School, Band Director; Minneapolis, Minnesota (1981-1984)
The Rev. David Kluth- Round of Rock, Texas
Nova Southeastern University, Ed.D.- Instructional Technology and Distance Education (instructional designer), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2001)
University of Minnesota, M.A. in Mass Communication, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1990)
Minnesota State University, Graduate work- Clinical/Behavioral Psychology, Mankato, Minnesota (1978-1980)
Concordia Seminary, M.Div. St. Louis, Missouri (1977)
Concordia Senior College, B.A.- Theology and Biology, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1973)
Concordia University, Pre-seminary program, St. Paul, Minnesota (1969-1971)
Concordia University Texas, Vice President, University Services; Austin, Texas (1996- )
Concordia University Texas, Associate Professor - Communications; Austin. Texas (1993- )
Concordia University Education Network (CUENet) (1993-2000)
Texas District- LC-MS, Chair District Communications Task Force; Austin Texas (1991-1993)
St. John Lutheran Church, Pastor; Rosemount, Minnesota (1987-1990)
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, National Board for Communication Services (chair, 1986-1989); St. Louis, Missouri (1983-1989; 2006-2008)
Minnesota South District- LC-MS, Editor, Minnesota South Lutheran, District Public Relations Committee; Burnsville, Minnesota (1981-1990)
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Associate Pastor (1980-1983); Senior Pastor (1983-1987); Prior Lake, Minnesota (1980-1987)
St. John Lutheran Church- Vernon Center, Minnesota; Trinity Lutheran Church- Lewisville, Minnesota, Pastor; (1977-1980)
Concordia Seminary, seminary public relations department; St. Louis, Missouri (1973-1977)
The Rev. Thomas Ries of Kirkwood, Mo.
University of Minnesota, Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Minneapolis, Minnesota (expected completion 2011)
University of Minnesota, Master of Business Administration, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1988)
Concordia Seminary, M.Div., St. Louis, Missouri (1980)
Concordia Senior College, B.A. liberal arts, with distinction, Ft. Wayne, Indiana (1976)
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Foundation, President; St. Louis, Missouri (2004- )
Concordia University, St. Paul, Vice President for Finance and Operations; St. Paul, Minnesota (1999-2004)
Howard Schultz and Associates, Senior Associate; Bloomington Minnesota (1995-1998)
Messiah Lutheran Church, Founding and Senior Pastor; Lakeville, Minnesota (1985-1994)
Concordia College, St. Paul, Assistant to the President and Vice President for College Relations; St. Paul, Minnesota (1982-1985)