PRESIDENT, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IRVINE
WHY: Fifth president of the private Lutheran institution. Took over for former president Kurt Krueger in 2021. Spent 15 years at sister school Concordia University Portland.
RECENT: Last year completed its “Forward in Faith” campaign in February, which exceeded $100M, making it the largest fundraising event in CUI history. The university is applying the funding toward building new facilities, scholarships, academic programs and endowment.
QUOTABLE: “To witness donors place their confidence in our academic tradition and in our Concordia family in this way is both remarkable and historic.”