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William Craft earns recommendation from search committee to become next Concordia College president

MOORHEAD - The Concordia College Presidential Search Committee has unanimously endorsed Dr. William J. Craft to become the college's 11th president, according to a news release issued this morning.

William Craft
Dean and vice president for academic affairs at Luther College in Iowa. The Concordia College Presidential Search Committee has recommended Craft as the college's next president.

MOORHEAD - The Concordia College Presidential Search Committee has unanimously endorsed Dr. William J. Craft to become the college's 11th president, according to a news release issued this morning.

Craft's name will be forwarded to Concordia's Board of Regents, which will meet within the next week to 10 days to act on the recommendation.

"We believe Dr. Craft is an excellent fit with the college's mission," says Randy Boushek, chair of the presidential search committee, said in the release. "He brings a wealth of experience and a passion for the liberal arts and Lutheran higher education. He is well prepared to lead Concordia."

Craft has served as vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the college at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, since 2000.

At Luther, Craft worked with faculty to revise the curriculum, with the president to design and implement strategic planning, with the full community on initiatives in diversity and sustainability, and with graduates and friends of the college to build resources to support the college mission, the release said.

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He previously at Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland as an English professor, including several years as chair of the department, and for four years as dean of undergraduate studies.

Craft is a graduate of Westminster College in Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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