April 23, 2013 - Knoxville, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will launch the Institute for Collaborative Leadership in Fall 2013, President B. James Dawson announced this week.

The institue will be based at the LMU-Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tenn., and will include baccalaureate, graduate and professional degree programs aimed at producing ethical leaders in the fields of criminal justice, social services and counseling. Included in the Institute's initial offerings will be an Educational Doctorate in Executive Leadership, a Master of Education in Community Agency Counseling (non-licensure) and a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice.

“These initial offerings will lay the groundwork for a robust center focused on community service, advancement and leadership,” Dawson said. “The LMU Institute for Collaborative Leadership is a natural progression for our academic community and will utilize the talents of our faculty from across the University.”

The EdD in Executive Leadership is designed for working professionals with master’s or other advanced graduate degrees in any discipline. Specifically, the program would be ideal for medical administrators, religious leaders, educators not seeking licensure, and professionals working in governmental or social agencies. The degree programs will include night and weekend classes with blended and technology enhanced options.

The Master’s in Community Agency Counseling (non-licensure) is a generalist degree designed to serve professionals in human and social service agencies, as well as business and organizational settings.

The Institute will offer two tracks to a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; one for students with little or no previous college and a degree completion option for students with an Associate in Criminal Justice. All coursework will be delivered by LMU faculty.

LMU plans to expand the offerings at the Institute to include a master's degree program in criminal justice, a graduate concentration in conflict management in the Master's degree in counseling pending SACS approval. Additionally LMU anticipates offering a certificate program in mediation pending SACS approval.

For more information, contact Randy Mathews at or call 865-545-5303.

The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DSOL, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 5303 or visit us online at

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at

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