Wisconsin school to take over Concordia University in Ann Arbor
Concordia University Wisconsin will take over management of Concordia University in Ann Arbor under an agreement approved May 18, the Ann Arbor school announced on its website.
Concordia will continue to operate on its campus in Ann Arbor, but the CUW Board of Regents will govern both universities. CUW President Patrick T. Ferry will also serve as President of Concordia in Ann Arbor.
The two Universities entered into a strategic relationship last year, which allowed CUW to offer initial financial and academic guidance so CUAA could strength its programs and overall viability, the university stated in a press release.
The merger was approved by the Concordia University Wisconsin’s (CUW) Board of Regents and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Boards of Directors. Concordia, a private, liberal arts school is affiliated with the church.
Founded in 1963 as a junior college, Concordia College Ann Arbor officially became Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2001. The 187-acre campus is located along the Huron River at Geddes and Earhart Road. The university is currently led by acting President Randall Luecke.
With 711 students, the Ann Arbor campus is one of the smallest in the Concordia University System, the Business Journal in Milwaukee reported. CUW is the largest in the system, with enrollment of 7,618, the Business Journal said.