Erik Ankerberg has been named the next president of Concordia University Wisconsin (in Mequon) and Ann Arbor (Michigan). He will begin his term on Jan. 9, 2023.

Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor is the largest university affiliate of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in the nation.

Ankerberg currently serves as provost of Concordia University Chicago. He has nearly 15 years of experience in leadership positions at Lutheran higher education institutions. Ankerberg has led academic operations for three separate universities: as provost for Concordia University Chicago and Concordia University Texas, and as assistant provost at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He also served as interim president for Concordia Chicago in the summer of 2019. Prior to his tenure as a provost, he served as a department chair and held faculty positions at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He also taught at Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia University Wisconsin early in his career.

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