Responding to an anticipated demand for leaders in the nonprofit field, Lindenwood University is launching in fall 2014 a combined BA/MA program in nonprofit administration. Students in the new program, which is unique in the St. Louis area, will be able to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s in just five years.
Dr. Ryan Guffey, who has served as Lindenwood University’s assistant vice president for student development and special projects for the last seven years, will be promoted to the position of vice president for student development and global affairs, effective July 1. The post was formerly held by Dr. John Oldani, who retired at the end of May after serving in it for seven years.
Lindenwood University-Belleville recently conducted an economic and social impact study to explore the effect that its students, employees, facilities, and services have had on the surrounding community. The four-year impact is estimated at nearly a billion dollars.
The Lindenwood University School of Communications will host its sixth annual Film and Television Camp this summer for high school students interested in learning production skills. Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, June 16-20.
Rachel Morgan, a graduate student in the Lindenwood University School of Education, has written a children’s book, Building Forever Friendship: Strategies to Help Your Friend with Autism or Other Special Needs at School, which was recently featured on KMOV Channel 4’s Great Day in St. Louis program.
Lindenwood University-Belleville athletics continue to break school records with USCAA National Championship wins by the Lynx baseball and softball teams.
Lindenwood University’s 2014-15 Speaker Series will feature six exciting and thought-provoking individuals, including the author of Orange is the New Black, Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann, and actors Giancarlo Esposito and Kal Penn.
Lindenwood University has appointed Brett Barger to the position of associate vice president for operations and finance and chief purchasing officer. Previously dean of evening and graduate admissions, Barger started the new post on May 1.
Lindenwood University has named Willie Broussard dean of its Center for Distance Learning, a new position. He takes the post on Thursday, May 1.
Lindenwood University-Belleville will hold its second graduation ceremony in school history on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. Approximately 500 students are invited to participate in this year’s commencement.