Beginning his service to the college in July 2023, Dr. Colin Irvine previously served as the provost and executive vice president at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A recipient of three Fulbright awards, Irvine received a Ph.D. in English from Marquette University, an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. in English from Carroll College in Helena, Mont.

Irvine’s passionate leadership has extended into areas of institutional growth, program development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Already, President Irvine’s time on campus has been student focused as he volunteered with incoming students during Hands for Change. 

Chiefly, Dr. Irvine seeks to pinpoint precisely where Concordia's mission meets the market, preparing students for fulfilling careers in fields where the world needs them most.

I have always been a teacher who cares intensely about learners of all backgrounds and believes that, at its core, education represents the opportunity and obligation to passionately pursue one’s vocation in service to the self and others.”

— Dr. Colin Irvine