June 20, 2024   

Dear Concordia Community, 

I am writing to inform you about a significant update regarding the future of academic programs at our Ann Arbor campus following the 2024-25 academic year. Before I describe the changes, I want to emphasize that Concordia remains committed to offering a full campus experience through the 2024-25 academic year. This includes current academic programs, student services, residence life, athletic programs, and co-curricular activities.  

With that said, following a June 6, 2024, meeting of the CUWAA Board of Regents, where the Board authorized the university administration to make substantial adjustments to the academic programs offered on the Ann Arbor campus, Concordia’s Academic Council has approved a variety of changes that will take effect as of the 2025-26 academic year.    

The following academic programs will continue to be offered on the Ann Arbor campus after June 1, 2025: 

Undergraduate Programs: 

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
  • Nursing 
  • Radiology Technology 
  • Rehabilitation Science – Regular 
  • Rehabilitation Science – Regular PT 
  • Rehabilitation Science – Regular OT 

Campus-Based Graduate Programs: 

  • Occupational Therapy  
  • Physical Therapy  
  • Physician Assistant 

Continued Online Options: 

  • Elementary Education – Adult Accelerated 
  • Grad Ed Educational Leadership 
  • Grad Ed Elementary Teacher Education Certification  
  • Grad Ed Secondary Teacher Education Certification  
  • Grad Ed Special Education Learning Disabilities Certification  
  • MSCI w/ Teacher Certification  
  • Master of Business Administration 

It is important to note that while many traditional undergraduate programs based in Ann Arbor will transition to a new modality after the upcoming academic year, most will still be available online through Concordia University Wisconsin. Students who remain enrolled at CUWAA can complete their degrees online or by transferring to the Wisconsin campus in the 2025-26 academic year, ensuring a smooth path to graduation.   

Students have been invited to webinars with their deans, program chairs, and academic advisors to discuss the changes and ask questions.  All students will receive individualized academic advising in the coming weeks to develop personalized degree completion plans.  

Students who choose not to complete their degrees through CUWAA will be provided with information about and assistance with completing their degrees at another university based on teach-out agreements that are in the process of being developed.  

Looking to the future, a committee led by Rev. Dr. Aaron Moldenhauer, Vice President of Mission and Church Relations, is working to establish a new vision and model for undergraduate programs in Ann Arbor. The campus will retain its long-standing position of making Christ pre-eminent in all things, including a renewed commitment to the liberal arts and career preparation. This vision will be marked by a joyful confession of Christ as the Savior and prioritize academic excellence.   

I recognize that this information is a lot to process. Please be assured that academic leaders and advisors are committed to working with each impacted student to design a personalized path forward beyond the 2024-25 academic year.   

Concordia University Ann Arbor is a special place. These challenging decisions ensure that the Ann Arbor campus remains strong while faithfully fulfilling its Lutheran legacy and mission for future generations.   

Leah Dvorak, Ph.D. 

Vice President for Academics Concordia University

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