Concordia names Konz dean of school of Graduate Studies

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:22 pm

Dr. Marsha Konz has been appointed the new dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Concordia University Wisconsin, in Mequon (
Konz has been working in the Education Department at Concordia since 1991. Most recently she was serving at the university as professor of education, director of undergraduate field experience, director of graduate reading, and director of two graduate distance-learning programs.
Konz has a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in higher education, legal aspects of education, and reading. She holds a master’s degree in reading and a certification in ESL from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with an English major and Spanish minor from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Konz taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1978 to 1991. Along with Patricia Verhage, she started the Beautiful Savior Lutheran mission church in Plover, in 1989.
"The graduate programs at Concordia have grown dramatically in the past 10 years," said Konz. "I am looking forward to addressing the changing needs in graduate education and helping Concordia provide excellence in Christian education to the post-baccalaureate student."
Dr. James Juergensen developed Concordia’s graduate program from 1985-1989, when Dr. John Walther became its first full-time director. Walther retired on Dec. 31, 2001. In fall 2001, the Graduate School had 889 students in eight different programs.

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