As an institution of Lutheran higher education, Concordia University Texas is led by its mission of empowering students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership.
In alignment with this mission, we believe that a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity is a key component of becoming the premier university where the adventure of faith, learning and life-changing experiences leads to meaningful work.
Concordia should be a place where people of all backgrounds can come together, reason together, think together, believe together, learn together, create together and succeed together. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity because we are compelled by our purpose, our mission, our vision, our values, and because of our faith, a faith in which we are called by Christ to love and serve our neighbor.
At Concordia University Texas our theology, history, and practice help to shape how we think about and live out this commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Because members of this community will have differing perspectives on this commitment, we also dedicate ourselves to dialogue, patience, empathy, and to practice our values of trust and courage.
University Equity Team
The University Equity Team was established to develop, coordinate, support, implement, and assist with the diversity and inclusion framework for the campus community.
University Equity Team Members
Dr. Kristi Kirk, EVP Provost
Rev. Dr. Gerard Bolling, Asst. Professor of Leadership and Theology
Teaching and Learning Equity Officer
Pastor. Jacob Boessling, Campus Pastor
Dr. Jennielle Strother, VP Enrollment Managment & Student Development
Chief HSI Officer
Dr. Lynette Gillis, CFO and SVP of Strategic Finance
University Equity Officer
Dr. Elaina Jackson, VP of Strategic Communications
Equity Communication Officer
Dr. Gregory Coleman, Assistant Professor of English
Cindy Melendez, Director of Student Success
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
Concordia University Texas is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). HSIs are colleges and universities with Latino enrollments of 25 percent or more full-time equivelant students.
What being an HSI means to CTX -
- It shows that the university is committed to providing a meaningful and successful college experience for our Latino students.
- It formally ties our university to a commitment to the Hispanic-serving mission.
- It is declared by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Concordia University Texas is one of just 14 private, four-year institutions in Texas to earn HSI status.
- Only 33 percent of private institutions in Texas are an HSI.
- It proves that Concordia is delivering its promise of strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion across campus and supporting cultural competency in faculty, staff students.