Concordia St. Paul News

August 31, 2010

Nominations Being Sought for Concordia’s Ninth President

Concordia University, St. Paul will accept nominations for the position of president from September 1- October 31, 2010. According to the LCMS Handbook, nominations may only be accepted from LCMS congregations, the Concordia University, St. Paul faculty, the Concordia University, St. Paul Board of Regents, and the LCMS Board for University Education.

The president is the chief executive officer of the university’s Board of Regents and serves as the university’s spiritual, academic and administrative head. The official functions of the office of the president are described in the LCMS Handbook, section

The following qualifications are required of all nominees. They must:

  • Be a member of an LCMS congregation, faithful to the Scriptures as the Word of God and to the theological positions of the LCMS.
  • Possess an advanced academic degree and be committed to Lutheran higher education.

The following qualifications are sought in all nominees. They should exhibit:

  • Communicative leadership, with the ability to represent the university to its constituencies and to convey a vision that inspires confidence.
  • Educational leadership (earned doctorate preferred), placing a high value on academics and on seeking and retaining high-quality faculty.
  • Team leadership, able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, the church-at-large and the community.
  • Organizational leadership, with a demonstrated ability to lead a complex organization and to recruit and retain quality administrators and staff.
  • Visionary leadership, with the ability to lead strategic planning and the execution of that plan for the future of the university.
  • Resource-generating leadership, with the ability to discover and cultivate human and fiscal resources for the university.
  • Spiritual leadership, able and willing to set the Christian tone for the university by publicly demonstrating his public Lutheran spirituality and conveying the faith expressed in our Lutheran Confessions.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2010. All submissions must indicate the date on which the submitting body resolved to make the nomination, and include the nominee’s mailing address, phone number or e-mail address.

Send nominations to the Board of Regents’ designee, Dr. Carl Schoenbeck at 275 Syndicate Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104 or at