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CUNE will be presenting two candidates who are being considered to fill the position as the President of our university. Both candidates will present themselves to staff, students and the Seward community. The first candidate, Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, will be presenting in Walz Arena on Monday, August 10 at 3:45 p.m. The second candidate, Dr. Bernard Bull, will be presenting remotely on Monday, August 17 at 3:45 p.m. Information about where this presentation will take place is to be determined. Biographies about the candidates are provided below.


Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan



Doctor of Ministry, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska



President, Missouri District LCMS, St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Concordia, Missouri

LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission, Concordia, Missouri – Interim Director

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana – Associate Pastor


Advisory Member of the Concordia University System Board, and Advisory Member of the Concordia Seminary Board of Regents.



Dr. Bernard Bull



Bachelor of Arts in Education, Theology, & History, Concordia University Wisconsin

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University Chicago

Master of Liberal Studies / Humanities, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University



President, Goddard College

Vice Provost for Curriculum and Academic Innovation, Concordia University Wisconsin

Chief Innovation Officer, Concordia University Wisconsin

Assistant Vice President of Academics, Concordia University Wisconsin

Assistant Professor of Education, Concordia University Wisconsin


Author of 8 books: “The Pedagogy of Faith: Essays in Christian Education”, “Missional Moonshots: Insights & Inspiration for Educational Innovation”, “What Really Matters: Critical Issues in Contemporary Education”, “Adventures in Self-Directed Learning”, “Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology”, “Imagine the Possibilities: Conversations on the Future of Christian Education”, “Prep Talks: Tales of Challenges & Opportunities in Christian Education”, “Breathe: A Vision and Framework for Human-Centered Learning Environments”.

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