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Concordia-Chicago Mourns Loss of Former President


Concordia University Chicago mourns the loss of Rev. Dr. Paul A. Zimmerman, who served as the University’s seventh president from 1973 to 1983. During his administration, Zimmerman oversaw the implementation of the Computer Center, making [then] Concordia Teachers College the center of the technological world for the LCMS and dozens of regional churches and Lutheran organizations. Zimmerman marked a significant milestone in the university’s history with the construction and opening of the campus chapel, a project 23 years in the making. He was also a devoted theologian, so much so that he was invited to debate the theory of evolution during the Phil Donahue segment of the Today show in the spring of 1980.

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