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Office of the President

Welcome to Concordia University-Portland!


As a Christian university open to students of all faiths, our mission is to prepare leaders for the transformation of society, while remaining firmly rooted in our commitment to a Lutheran, liberal arts education.

Whether you are a student, parent, alumnus, supporter, teacher, employer or community member, I invite you to join us in this mission.

Concordia is among the nation’s fastest growing universities and is committed to a 2020 Vision which calls for providing access to The Concordia Experience™ for more students worldwide. Along the way, we are transforming teaching and learning. Meanwhile, we remain steadfast in our commitment to our core values and to community engagement. Concordia ranks in the top 10 nationally each year for its community service hours and is at the forefront of creating systematic change in  the education continuum – including our ground-breaking “3 to PhD™” Initiative.

From our vibrant, urban main campus in Portland, Oregon, to our  law school in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho, and our rapidly expanding online programs, we provide rigorous academics combined with transformative service learning experiences for students seeking our undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees as they further prepare to lead and serve in communities around the world.

The result? Our graduates are among the most sought after nurses, educators, financial professionals, non-profit executives, public servants, church leaders and more.  Equipped with knowledge in their field, leadership skills, and a servant’s heart, Concordia graduates are called to make the world a better place.

We invite you to join us in this critical calling to educate the world’s future leaders.

For His Students,


Charles E. Schlimpert, Ph.D.


For all inquiries

Please contact Brenna Thomas at 503-493-6456.