Craig Lien Death – Carl Craig Lien, a resident of Roseville, and a Professor Emeritus at the Concordia University-St. Paul passed away sadly on May 21st, 2023. He was 68 years old at the time of his death. He was confirmed dead on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, through a social media publication that read “So sad to hear of Craig Lien’s passing. He was a mentor and a friend. The circumstances surrounding his cause of death were not immediately made public by the family.
So sad to hear of Craig Lien’s passing. He was a mentor and a friend. He gave me the courage to pursue my Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management at Concordia University-St. Paul as a working adult and budding professional. One aspect to his character was that he believed in the potential of the individual and brought out the best in people. He made a deep impact through his career in education and a bigger one as a human being. He will be truly missed.
Who was Craig Lien?
He obtained an MBA at the University of St. Thomas and also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of St. Thomas. Carl Craig Lien was a Professor Emeritus at Concordia University-St. Paul in St Paul, Minnesota. He was an Associate Dean College of Business at the Concordia University-St. Paul from 1999 to Aug 2022. Carl Craig Lien was a beloved husband of Jina and a devoted father to Olivia, Grace, Harry, and Frankie.
Over the course of his thirty-year career, Craig Lien has held a variety of positions, including director of recruiting at a significant executive search firm, owner of a department store, and consultant in marketing, business strategy, and corporate training for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500.
Craig has been an entrepreneur his entire life, and helping with developing growth companies is one of his great passions. For more than twenty years, he has been a pioneering teacher in adult cohort-based programs at many local colleges. Since 1999, he has worked as a full-time professor at Concordia St. Paul. He will forever be remembered for his hard work ethic, for being an amazing husband and the best father in the entire universe, for his fun-loving and adventurous spirit, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful memories and stories.
Craig Lien’s obituary and funeral arrangements
Funeral Mass Monday, June 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Corpus Christi, 2131 Fairview Ave N, Roseville MN, with lunch to follow at the church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials preferred to the American Brain Foundation (americanbrainfoundation.org) or Concordia University St. Paul (csp.edu) “Good night, sweet prince – and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Roseville Memorial Chapel 651-631-2727
News from SNBC13.com