Vice President for Finance
Michael Dorner has served as Concordia University, St. Paul’s Vice President of Finance since 2004. In this role Dorner oversees all finance and human resource functions for the university. He also serves in the classroom as an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Organizational Leadership where he has taught various accounting, auditing and finance courses since 2005. Dorner first came to CSP in 1998 as Controller.
From 1996 to 1998 Dorner was an Assistant Pastor at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, serving the congregation in the areas of preaching, teaching, worship leading and by directing Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. He has also spent time as an accountant for an insurance company in Illinois.
Dorner, who is currently finishing up work on his Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota, earned his Master’s of Sacred Theology (1996) and Master’s of Divinity (1995) from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He also owns a MBA from DePaul University (1991) and a BA from Luther College (1986).
A Board member and treasurer for the St. Paul City School (charter school), Dorner is also a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and a part-time organist at Emmaus Lutheran School in St. Paul.
ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
- M. STM, Concordia Seminary (1996)
- M. Div., Concordia Seminary (1995)
- MBA, Depaul University (1991)
- BA, Accounting, German, Luther College (1986