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Jeff Hynes named Concordia University Chicago Foundation CEO


Jeff Hynes has been named as the CEO of the Concordia University Chicago Foundation and Vice President for Advancement. Hynes had been serving as the interim Foundation CEO for the last 11 months.

In this role, Hynes will provide pivotal strategic leadership and development in the University’s relationships with alumni, friends and other supporters. He will be responsible for creating new fundraising initiatives, as well as maintaining and expanding existing ones in the University’s Foundation office.

“During the interim period, Jeff has proven his strong ability to align Foundation initiatives with the strategic goals of the institution. As a 17-year veteran of Concordia-Chicago’s staff and administration, Jeff has gained an important perspective of the University as whole,” said CUC President Dr. Russell Dawn.

In addition to his Foundation role, Hynes most recently served the University as the Senior Vice President for Student Life and the Dean of Students. He began his Concordia-Chicago career as the head football coach. Hynes holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Concordia University Wisconsin and a Master of Education from Lakeland College in Wisconsin. He is currently completing work on his Ph.D. in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education administration.

“Achieving our goal of becoming the best Lutheran university in America involves having the best people in the right positions,” said President Dawn. “I am thrilled to have Jeff in this role on a permanent basis, and thank God for providing a faithful and capable person for such an important position.”