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Campus & Community

  • February 12, 2020

    Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), a 127-year-old Lutheran liberal arts university and member of the Concordia University System (CUS), announced today that CSP is pursuing the transfer of Concordia University, Portland’s pre-licensure nursing program. Details of the expansion have yet to be released, and the final agreement will be subject to regulatory and accreditation approval.

  • February 7, 2020
    School presents Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Award to Swati Adarkar

    PORTLAND, Ore. – It was a thought-provoking evening that was anything but common, even though the keynote speaker calls himself that.

    Concordia University held its ninth annual Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards gala Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the new Hyatt Hotel in Portland. Children’s Institute CEO, president and co-founder Swati Adarkar accepted the award, given in recognition of her work promoting early childhood development and education.

  • January 28, 2020
    Portland education advocate Swati Adarkar, and Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award winner Common to speak at Concordia University’s annual education award gala Feb. 4

     A star of Oregon education and a Hollywood star with a passion for education will both be part of a special awards night Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the new Hyatt Regency Hotel, 375 NE Holladay St., in Portland.

  • December 20, 2019
    Board of Regents Appoints Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries

    PORTLAND, Ore. – December 20, 2019—Concordia University-Portland Board of Regents announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Thomas Ries to a 12-month term as interim president, beginning Jan. 2, 2020.

    Most recently, Dr. Ries served as president emeritus of Concordia University-St. Paul, also part of the Concordia University System, where he retired after eight years as president.

  • December 12, 2019

    Saturday, December 14

    Concordia University–Portland’s fall 2019 graduates are 1,183 strong, representing undergraduate students, master’s candidates, doctoral candidates, and even law students earning their Juris Doctor from our School of Law in Boise, ID. They come from 49 US states and 14 countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hungary, Italy, Taiwan, and Vietnam. What ties them all together? They are each ready to transform society in their own way. Congratulations fall 2019 graduates from Concordia University–Portland!

  • December 3, 2019
    The Oregonian Publishes Op-Ed by Julie Dodge

    For a powerful message about how we can all help address addiction in our communities, read this impactful Oregonian op-ed by Julie Dodge, Concordia University’s College of Health & Human Services interim dean.



  • November 18, 2019
    The grant advances research of collaboration and social interactions in virtual spaces

    PORTLAND, Ore. – November 18, 2019— Mozilla Corporation granted $25,000 to Concordia University-Portland to advance the research of “Unique Social and Spatial affordances of Hubs by Mozilla for Remote Participation in Live Events.”

    The research grant, led by Fellow Jessica Outlaw, will help further develop the use of virtual reality (VR) technology by examining the collaboration between virtual spaces and social interactions.

  • November 18, 2019
    Join us this holiday Season.

    In joyful celebration of the birth of Christ, we wish you a season filled with the warmth of family and friends. Please mark your calendar and join us to kick off this merriest time of year.



  • October 30, 2019

    The 9th Annual Concordia University Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Awards will take place Feb. 4, 2020, 6-9 p.m.

    The university’s largest annual fundraising event, the Atiyeh Awards, benefits student scholarships to attend Concordia, and 3toPhD®, a new, collaborative education model to bridge the opportunity gap so all young people can pursue their highest dreams (PhD).

  • October 11, 2019
    Join us for a free, public event on campus

    Concordia University-Portland invites the public to attend the following community events during October 2019. Unless otherwise noted, these events take place on the Concordia University campus, 2811 NE Holman Street in Portland, Ore.


    Wed., Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m. 3toPhD® Community Cooking Class: 30 Minute Recipes, with Chef Brooke Jackson-Glidden of Eater Portland, in the 3toPhD Community Kitchen inside Faubion School.