Anniversary celebrations and the installation of a new president converge to make this year one for the books.

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the spring 2023 edition of Hearts Together. a publication of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor.

60 years ago: CUAA is born.

40 years ago: CUW moves to the bluff.

10 years ago: CUW and CUAA join forces.

This year: Dr. Erik Ankerberg becomes president of CUWAA.

Each of these milestones is monumental in its own way. We didn’t know how things would work out; but God did. As the prophet Jeremiah wrote, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (29:11 ESV).

In each case, the faithful called upon Him, prayed to Him, and sought Him with all their heart (29:12–13). God heard—and His plan came to fruition.

As we reflect on these milestones and celebrate where we are, there’s more reason than ever to feel thankful for our past, blessed in our present, and excited for our future in the Lord. Click on the buttons below to read more about each milestone celebration.

President Ankerberg visits with CUW alumnus Micah Rabe.

Ankerberg assumes presidency

Students from Concordia's Mequon and Ann Arbor campuses come together at CIT

10 years together

60 years of growth on Geddes

An aerial view of Concordia's downtown Milwaukee campus

The miracle of Mequon

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