The Milwaukee Business Journal has named Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry, President of Concordia University Wisconsin, one of the Milwaukee area’s most influential people in the field of education. This distinction was profiled in The Business Journal’s first Power Book issue which was a supplement in the November 20 issue of The Business Journal.
The Power Book includes 70 executives from 14 industries who are making a tremendous impact in the Milwaukee community. Dr. Ferry was chosen for his work in developing Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, which is set to open in 2010, and for helping Concordia reach record enrollment in 2009, with 7,178 students.
“I am obviously flattered to be recognized alongside so many key leaders in our community,” said Dr. Ferry. “Of course, I recognize that at Concordia ours is very much a team venture with committed people who, working together, are accomplishing many significant thing in fulfillment of our mission,” Dr. Ferry added.
According to the Editor of The Business Journal, Mark Kass, the premise of the Power Book was simple: Identify the business executives in town who others go to get a deal or project done.
Dr. Ferry’s recognition by The Business Journal comes on the heels of his recent selection as one of three individuals to receive a Health Care Hero Award in the category of Advancements in Health Care by The Milwaukee BizTimes. He will receive this award, for his work in developing Concordia’s School of Pharmacy, during a special ceremony on December 10 in Wauwatosa at the Crowne Plaza.