Message from the President

Clayton Hess, Ph.D.

Lincoln Memorial University has been a living memorial to President Abraham Lincoln since its founding in 1897. Throughout its history, LMU has strived to be a University that serves the Appalachian region through impactful teaching and learning. It is LMU’s mission to continue to guide students as they fulfill their ambitions and dreams by pursuing a degree from LMU, whether on our main campus, online, or through an off-campus site. Upon graduation, students leave the University with the knowledge and skill to succeed in their chosen careers.

Let me congratulate you on making the decision to continue your education at LMU. LMU’s faculty and staff are committed to providing an experience of uncommon quality characterized by personal attention and a true interest in your success. During these unprecedented times and the unique challenges they present, we will continue to provide a learning environment that maximizes the use of technology and ensures opportunities for personal growth. The time that you spend here will pay huge dividends for your future. The degree you receive will be further enhanced by the growing reputation of the University.

I trust that you will achieve your full potential as a student in the LMU learning community. By realizing your goals as a Railsplitter, you will one day become a part of an esteemed group of LMU alumni. Please keep in mind that as a member of our academic community there are responsibilities associated with your engagement in our living and learning environment. Primarily, we expect all of our students to respect all other members of the LMU community while pursuing their educational aspirations. President Lincoln once said that education is the most important subject which we as a people can engage in. I am excited that you will join us now as you embark on your personal journey toward academic success.