A Message From President Viji George

Dr. Viji George, President, Concordia College?New YorkWelcome to Concordia College!

The Concordia Experience, at its core, seeks to transform lives. We aspire to transform the lives of our students and lead them to fulfill our mission: “educating students for lives of service to church and community.” We believe this transformation is predicated on two assumptions. First, our students need to know more when they leave than they did when they arrived. In other words, they need to experience a demonstrable quantitative change in skills, knowledge, and values that are hallmarks of a strong liberal arts education. Secondly, just as important as this quantitative shift is our aspiration for a qualitative change in students’ lives, as we encourage them to reach their full potential. The skills, knowledge, and values Concordia imparts are designed to transform individuals for lives of service.

The Concordia Experience wholeheartedly subscribes to a rich and rigorous academic experience in which a highly qualified faculty helps students reach their academic and intellectual potential. As important as this is, we also know it takes more to become a fully functional and contributing member of our society. What is learned must be integrated into a foundational framework that enables us to reach beyond the ordinary. We believe being grounded in faith and values truly enriches one’s repository of knowledge. It is this belief— that it takes more than just learning to lead a meaningful life—that makes Concordia a transformational place.

We do this intentionally through The Concordia Experience, which weaves our curriculum, residence life activities, experiential learning opportunities, co-curricular programs, and campus spiritual life into a tapestry of learning that lasts a lifetime. What makes Concordia all the more special is its Christ-centered educational mission and the caring, competent, and compassionate people behind this mission. Faculty, staff, and students embrace this shared vision and are committed to it. When you come to Concordia, you will find people who make the difference to you and your future.

Sincerely in Christ,

Viji George, Ed.D.
President