Saint Charles, Mo. - Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a plan to launch a new extension campus in Wildwood, Missouri. The site, scheduled to open in July, 2010, will be the 11th in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area operated by the university.
The new facility will be located in the Wildwood Town Center at 16747 Main Street in Wildwood, Mo., 63040. Both undergraduate and graduate courses will be offered through Lindenwood’s College for Individual Education (LCIE) evening program, an accelerated format designed for working adults.
“Attending class one night each week allows people to balance their educational needs with the demands of their everyday lives,” said Brett Barger, Lindenwood University Dean of Evening Admissions and Extension Campuses. “The LCIE program meets the needs of many different types of students, including those who are pursuing degrees but can’t devote the time for a traditional day program, those with some college credit who need to finish their degrees, and those who want to pursue master’s degrees or change career paths altogether.”
Wildwood was selected as the future home of Lindenwood’s newest extension campus because of the area’s high rate of growth and the convenience of the town center location.
“Residents have voiced their desire for access to higher education and we seek to fill that need,” said Barger. “Some of the most exciting concepts in retail and commercial fusion are happening in West County, and the site lends itself nicely to providing educational space in addition to existing shopping, dining, and entertainment outlets.”
Classes offered at the new facility will include courses in communications, criminal justice, business, health management, and human resource management. Additional degree programs will be considered as demand dictates.
For more information, please contact Barger at (636) 949-4366 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent liberal arts university offering 84 undergraduate degree programs and 37 graduate programs in diverse areas of study ¬in traditional and accelerated formats.
Lindenwood operates a residential campus in historic St. Charles, as well as 10 extension sites throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.