June 6, 2024  

Following a thorough review of the potential for the Ann Arbor campus’ autonomy, the Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Board of Regents (the Board) today approved two key resolutions.  

Firstly, the Board determined that the Ann Arbor campus does not possess the resources or ability to pursue autonomy as an independent university within the Concordia University System.  

Secondly, the Board determined that, after June 2025, the Ann Arbor campus will continue to operate with a carefully curated portfolio of in-person academic programs. The Board also reaffirmed its commitment to maintain Ann Arbor’s current roster of academic programs and as many co-curricular activities as possible for the 2024-2025 academic year.  

The university will communicate decisions concerning programs that will continue past the 2024-25 academic year in the coming weeks. Ann Arbor students will soon receive personal communication regarding any decisions that will impact their program of study.  

This has been a painful process for our entire Concordia family,” says Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor President Dr. Erik Ankerberg. “While this isn’t the outcome many people have hoped for, I rejoice that our Lutheran mission will continue in Ann Arbor. As our CUWAA family heals and we find a new path forward, I am grateful to each and every member of our community for your fervent prayers. For the sake of our students and in service to our Lord, we will embrace the opportunity to forge a new path forward.” 

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