Lutherans in the Twin Cities

Concordia St.Paul now has a “Meyer Hall” named for a longtime instructor

Loma Meyer has taught students in every classroom in the historic structure named for her

For years the central academic hall at Concordia University, St. Paul, was simply called “The Classroom Building.”
That’s changed. It’s now known as Dr. Loma R. Meyer Hall in tribute to a woman whose career and contributions to Concordia have spanned nearly 40 years. A chapel service, ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony was held October 20.
The tribute seems fitting for a former professor who, in the course of her career, taught in every single classroom of the building.

Meyer joined the full-time faculty in Teacher Education in fall 1967. She was a two-time recipient of the student-elected Professor of the Year honors, and continued to influence the lives of students until her retirement from teaching in 1993. She wore a variety of hats during her 26 years on campus. She was appointed director of instruction and then served three separate terms as dean of the faculty, a faculty-elected position.

In 1982, she was named vice president for Academic Affairs, where she helped guide the university through a period of significant growth and change, including a major liberal arts expansion, the addition of student support services, formation of the secondary teacher education licensure programs, and the development of the Concordia School of Accelerated Learning.

Meyer was named executive vice president of the college (now university) in 1993. Beginning in 1991 she served as an accreditation consultant/evaluator for North Central Association, Lutheran Educational Con-ference of North America, the Board for Higher Education of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and the Minnesota Department of Education.

In retirement, Meyer continued as a member of Con-cordia’s Board of Regents, serving four consecutive terms from 1994 to 2006, including two terms as board chair (2000-2006).
Concordia also recognized Meyer’s leadership this year by naming the Loma R. Meyer Award for Purposeful Leadership in her honor. The award recognizes Concordia alumni for their contributions as ethical and visionary business leaders who embody the Concordia mission.