Rev. Dr. Arthur “Andy” D. Bacon is provost. He has served as the pastor of Triune Lutheran Church, Sharon, Wis. (1976-1980) and pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Bay City, Mich. (1980-1984). He has also served as a chaplain for the U.S. Army Reserve (1975-2007). Bacon served as assistant professor and director of continuing education (1984-1988); professor of education and associate graduate dean (1995-2000) at Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.; assistant professor (1988-1993); associate professor (1993-1995); director of continuing education and parish services (1988-1995); director of the Doctor of Ministry program (1989-1995) and professor of practical theology and director of curriculum assessment (2008-2009) at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; president of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2000-2005); and acting vice president for academic affairs (2010). Bacon retired in 2009. He received the A.A. degree from Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1968); the B.S. degree from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Neb. (1970); the M.Div. degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Ill. (1976); the M.A.T. degree from Saginaw Valley State University, University Place, Mich. (1983); the Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. (1988); and the M.S.Ed. degree from Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Ill. (1990). He and his wife, Susan, have three children.
- Professor Emeritus
- A.A., Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- B.S., Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Neb.
- M.Div., Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Ill.
- M.A.T., Saginaw State University, University Place, Mich.
- PhD., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
- M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
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