In response to the announcement on February 10 that 115-year-old Concordia University in Portland would be closing after this semester, Corban University expressed prayers and support.
On Monday, Corban President Dr. Sheldon C. Nord reached out to Concordia President Thomas Ries to share his deepest sympathies, and express that Corban stands ready to support students in search of a new home for their higher education experience. Later that week, Dr. Nord and Provost Dr. Tom Cornman traveled to Portland to meet with administration at Concordia and further discuss ways Corban can prepare to accept students who are interested in transferring and completing their education at Corban.
Dr. Nord said, “The closing of Concordia is a significant loss to higher education in Oregon. Our prayers go out to the families affected by this transition – including families of staff, faculty, administration, and students – that Christ would provide comfort and direction in this difficult time. We are saddened to lose this prestigious academic partner.”
The Admissions office at Corban has already begun receiving inquiries and at least one transfer application, and is prepared to offer additional transfer students support and a smooth experience. Transfer students are invited to visit www.corban.edu/concordia to begin the application process.
Transfer students make up a significant part of the Corban community (with a record number of students transferring to Corban in Fall 2019). Students looking to complete their degrees efficiently and affordably will be welcomed at Corban in our traditional undergraduate, online, and graduate programs.
Corban stands ready to assist students in search of a higher education home following Concordia’s closure, and would be honored to offer transfer students a place to complete their education.
About Corban: Corban University is a private university with an 85-year history of educating Christians to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Situated on a beautiful forested hillside overlooking Oregon’s capital, Corban is only an hour from Portland, the Cascade Mountains, and the Oregon coast. Academic excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, as well as online, prepares students for careers as business leaders, educators, medical professionals, politicians, ministry leaders, and more. Expert faculty, a tight-knit community, and opportunities for local and global engagement provide for students’ growth both in and beyond the classroom.