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Impact Ambassadors

"Fostering and Celebrating a Culture of Giving"

The Impact Ambassador Teams (IAT) support Concordia University Texas in in a variety of ways.

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The Impact Ambassadors Team (IAT) activates alumni to:

  • Honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Ray Martens.
  • Develop a passionate following of Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values.
  • Connect with other like-minded leaders to share stories and celebrate.
  • Establish intimate and rewarding relationships with other alumni and the University.
  • Foster a culture of giving among our alumni to perpetuate the mission.
  • Have fun!


Members are chosen based on exhibiting all or several of these key characteristics:

  • Influential
  • Motivated
  • Passionate
  • Active
  • Charismatic
  • Tenacious

The initial IMPACT Ambassadors Team (IAT) represents the 23 classes that the Rev. Dr. Ray Martens served from 1973 to 1995. Our long-term goal is to secure class representatives from every graduating class since the founding of the junior college (1951), representing a total of 69 classes.

Roles & Goals

  • Help Initiate Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Ray Martens Legacy Endowment Fund.
  • Offer a minimum one-year contribution (suggested amount is your graduation year in dollars) to the endowment fund.
  • 5 in 5: Recruit five new contributors from your class in 5 years.
  • Attend two annual campus meetings (during Concordia Crossing and Founders' Day Weekend).

Benefits of Membership

  • IMPACT member profiles and other information will be added to the IAT web page.
  • Members have a page in the Concordia University Texas magazine publication.
  • Membership to The Concordia Club (society recognizing levels of giving).
  • Appreciation dinner or cocktail reception at spring and fall events.
  • Special invitations to sporting and other campus events.
Contact the IAT Leaders
  • Rick Rosenhagen, '82

    Rick Rosenhagen

    Rick Rosenhagen

    Alumnus '82
    Pearland, TX

    Business Administration

    Other Degrees

    Career Accomplishments
    HR for NASA
    Equipment Sales
    Quality Consulting
    Print Management
    Business to Business Marketing (Account Executive)

    Areas of Expertise
    Home remodeling

    Lasting Impact from Concordia
    The relationships with faculty and staff, the friendships there with students that have led to lifelong invaluable relationships, the spirit of Christ that was evident and indoctrinated in the culture of the University, all led to who I am today

    Life Achievements Most Proud Of
    Undoubtedly having God fearing, productive, caring and generous children

    Greatest Passion
    Faith, Family and Friends. I love people and I love to encourage reflect back to them what they uniquely offer the world. Being a husband, father and now grandfather are certainly highlights in my life. I know I am blessed and I strive to share God's hope and joy to others.

    Family Members
    Wife, Rebecca (Becky)
    Son, Grant (29)
    Daughter, Emily Hamm (26) (Husband Phillip)
    Grandson, Kyler Hamm (Born Oct 2018)

    Rick Rosenhagen Family

  • Clay Cole, '92

    Clay Cole

    Clay Cole

    Alumnus '92
    Liberty Hill, TX

    Business Management

    Other Degrees

    Career Accomplishments
    Director of Unemployment Insurance Division for the Texas Workforce Commission. I have 28 years of service for the State of Texas. Additionally, I’m the President of the Board of Trustees for the Liberty Hill ISD. I’ve served over 12 years on the board.

    Areas of Expertise
    Leadership and Community Service

    Lasting Impact from Concordia
    All the special relationships developed that I continue to cherish today

    Life Achievements Most Proud Of
    Proud father and husband to the family I’m blessed to be apart of

    Greatest Passion
    Faith & Family and huge sports fan

    Family Members
    Michelle Cole
    Chelsea Cole (23)
    Carly Cole (20)
    Cade Cole (19)

    Clay Cole Family

  • Lin Biar, '85

    Lin Biar

    Lin Biar

    Alumnus '85
    Lake Jackson, TX

    Business Management

    Other Degrees

    Career Accomplishments
    Executive Director
    Business Owner
    Food/Beverage Director
    General Manager
    Kitchen Manager

    Areas of Expertise
    I do not consider myself an expert in any one area. There is always room for growth. It is said I have proficiency in Leadership, Visioning, Management, and Collaboration.

    Lasting Impact from Concordia
    I think having the opportunity to interact with staff and have one on one relationships with my professors. The importance of having an open door policy that allows for interaction among all levels of an organization was formed through my time at Concordia.

    Life Achievements Most Proud Of
    My family and children are my pride and joy. Confident, loving, Christian adults.

    Greatest Passion
    I love to read and learn new things. I enjoy history and how providence through tiny miracles plays a role in how and why we are here. Its truly the hand of God at play in our lives. I love sports and how it is a mirror into a man's word and true self.

    Family Members
    Stacie Biar
    Shannon Biar (31)
    Andrew Biar (26)
    Hannah Grace Biar (19)

    Lin Biar Family