Higher education has changed dramatically in recent years due to the information revolution, new fields of study and a myriad of opportunities for learning in an ever-expanding global society.
By taking advantage of these changes, California Lutheran University has emerged as a remarkable place where students, faculty, alumni and friends come together in a dynamic environment of academic excellence in the arts and sciences with a focus on service as well as vocational and spiritual exploration.
As a historian, I am proud of CLU’s heritage. In 1959 our first benefactor, Richard Pederson, gave his beautiful ranch to be the foundation of a vision – a vision to build a college in Southern California rooted in the 400-year legacy of Lutheran higher education. This legacy insists upon the delivery of outstanding academic and professional programs in an inclusive culture grounded in values and the quest for knowledge. We take great pride in fulfilling our promise to the founders and our many constituents.
Our distinguished faculty members are dedicated to enhancing learning for our undergraduate and graduate students to prepare them for leadership roles in their personal and professional lives. CLU’s growth and achievements are reflected in the many new facilities, endowed professorships and academic centers.
I am pleased to share with you CLU's Strategic Plan for 2012-2017. While reaffirming our commitments to excellence and service, this blueprint declares our intention to provide more opportunities for real-world, experiential learning to all students, a project that is already well underway.
Thank you for visiting our website. I invite you to visit us in person and experience all the facets of CLU.