John Nunes has made history as the first African American president at Concordia College. On October 22, 2017, the Acton Alumnus and long-time Acton friend was installed as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York. Nunes is the only African American college president serving at an orthodox Christian college in the United States. An ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), Nunes was most recently the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University and prior to that, he was the president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, a $40 million-dollar organization that seeks solutions to global poverty and injustice.
Concordia College is ranked 4th for Most International Students and top 5 for Campus Diversity in the North Region according to US News and World Report. Nunes’ installation was a historic event and was treated as such by the many students, faculty, and staff that attended. (more…)