CUI President Michael Thomas Delivers His First State of the University Address

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Dr. Michael A. Thomas in October gave his State of the University address, looking back on his first year leading Concordia University Irvine and sharing his vision for the university’s future.

Despite a year of unforeseen challenges, Dr. Thomas expressed there is much for which to be thankful.

“I want to first acknowledge all of the hard work, sacrifices, trust, shared communal spirit, and corporate faith that the CUI community has demonstrated over these last six months. And I do so with gratitude and thanksgiving,” Thomas said in his address. “So, thank you! Each and every one of you students, faculty, staff, deans, leadership council, cabinet, regents, trustees, donors, and others. I want you to know that the students and their families appreciate all that we’ve done to try to make this year as normal as possible.”

Read more of Dr. Thomas’ State of the University transcripts here.

In December 2020, Concordia will complete the Forward in Faith comprehensive campaign, which has raised nearly $100 million in support of academic programs, endowment, and scholarships. Dr. Thomas shared his reflections on the year and.

In January 2020, Dr. Thomas became the fifth president of Concordia University Irvine.

CUI is a Leaders Circle member of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

For information on how to become a part of the Leaders Circle, contact Jessica Welch.

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