BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Concordia College has announced that its outgoing president, Viji George, will be the featured commencement speaker at the college's 135th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, in Bronxville.
George, who is in his 17th year as president of the college, will end his tenure on June 30. Under his leadership, the college has experienced dramatic enrollment growth along with the addition of many academic programs.
Overall student enrollment is up 11.5 percent over last year, and the college has experienced a 33-percent increase in total enrollment in the last six years, according to Concordia College.
This year’s graduate program enrollment is up 113 percent, and the overall student population has become a very diverse group—with students hailing from 30 states and 31 countries such as China, India, South Korea, Spain, Norway and Italy.
Along with this, during George’s tenure, new master’s degree programs have been introduced in accounting, analytics, digital marketing, digital media and new online programs in early childhood education, childhood education and an RN to Bachelor of Science program for registered nurses to complete their bachelor degrees.
The college also recently created 11 new academic program transfer pathways through articulation agreements with Westchester Community College.
Here is the schedule of events on May 14:
- 9--10 a.m. - Refreshments, The Commons
- 10:30-11:30 a.m. - The Baccalaureate, Sommer Center
- 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. - Luncheon, The Commons
- 2 p.m. -- Commencement, Quad
Concordia College is at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.
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