There are some new faces serving CUAA students on the front lines.

Concordia welcomed Margaret Jones and LaDonna Hawthorne as staff members this academic year. The two serve under Rev. John Rathje, Concordia’s longtime dean of students.

Jones, a graduate of Concordia University Chicago, oversees the campus’ resident assistant staff and lives on campus with her 3-year-old daughter, Maya. Hawthorne, who also graduated from CUC, organizes events and activities for the CUAA student body. Learn more at

Margaret Jones

Director of Residence Life

 Rev. John Rathje

Dean of Students

LaDonna Hawthorne

Student Events Coordinator

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the spring 2022 issue of Hearts Together, a Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Special Magazine edition. The fall/winter issue hit mailboxes in early October. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email

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