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Concordia's Professor of the Day Program Honors Elected State Officials


Concordia University, St. Paul is honoring elected state officials, including Governor Mark Dayton, through a new program on campus named "Professor of the Day". The program recognizes state elected officials who show outstanding public service, personal dedication to students and higher education, and innovative measures to improve Minnesota and the Midwest.

During each month of the Minnesota legislative session, one selected honoree and state leader will be recognized on Concordia’s campus as a guest professor for the day in various classes. The list of honorees this semester includes:

February: Rep. Kurt Daudt (R-31A, Minority Leader)
March: Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-12)
April: Rep. Erin Murphy (D-64A, Majority Leader)
May: Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN) 

“Concordia is located in the heart of Minnesota’s capitol city, our students spend hours each Session following legislation, learning the ins and outs of public policy making and we couldn’t be more thankful for this unique educational opportunity for our students,” said Concordia University President Tom Ries. “Having four of Minnesota’s best leaders on campus this year speaking about community service, civic leadership and their faith in public policy making is rare and we anticipate lively interactive discussions.”

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