"The heart of Concordia is people. We are all about relationships; relationships with our students, relationships with our colleagues, and our staff members. So the heart and soul of Concordia is people helping people grow in their faith, grow in their knowledge of their particular profession, and grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ.
"I believe Concordia is distinctive. We Lutherans believe in the concept of vocation. We believe that training students for excellence in their chosen occupation is a way that they can please God. I think you will find at Concordia wonderful faculty and staff members that will welcome you as a brother or sister in Christ; and will not only help you in your faith, but also in your academic preparation, so that you in turn, when you graduate, can be of service to the church and also to people everywhere.
"My name is Kurt Krueger; I’m the President at Concordia University in Irvine, California."
The rise of the entrepreneurial class is an observable economic phenomenon. Whether because of a lingering recession, the explosion of technological innovation, or the hacking philosophy gone mainstream, many of you may find yourselves at a financial crossroads: to startup or not to startup.