Statement from CICU Interim President Dr. Drew Bogner on the Closure of Concordia College

News Date: 1/28/2021

Statement from CICU Interim President Dr. Drew Bogner on the Closure of Concordia College:

"We are saddened that Concordia College New York is closing its doors, a decision exacerbated by the financial hardships of the pandemic, and we are equally grateful that Iona College is stepping up to support Concordia students as they complete their degrees. Colleges, and college students, are struggling and need support from the federal and state governments. Without sufficient support, other institutions may be forced to evaluate their future, potentially displacing students and eliminating jobs. The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities will continue advocating to preserve New York’s diverse higher education ecosystem and support students and families."