LCU names Frankland as seminary dean
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Lincoln Christian University
Provost Clay Ham has announced the naming of Dr. Dinelle Frankland
as the academic dean for Lincoln Christian Seminary, effective Jan.
Frankland has served as the Seminary's interim academic dean for the
past three semesters and before that as associate dean of student
"As we look toward the future, I am optimistic about
what the community of Lincoln Christian University can do together,"
Dr. Frankland wrote in a letter to the faculty. "We have the
personnel and tools to provide an excellent graduate education that
will have long lasting consequences for the Kingdom."
In his announcement, Dr. Ham wrote:
"Under her leadership, the Seminary faculty have attained
approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) to offer
two-thirds of the Master of Divinity program online, have submitted
to ATS for approval a new MA in Ministry to be offered in the
Indianapolis area, have completed the application for professional
accreditation of the MA in Counseling program by the Council for
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP),
are revising the current MA program (ministry), and are developing a
new MA (academic) -- all this, in three semesters!"
Frankland earned a B.S.M. from LCU's School of Undergraduate
Studies, an M.M. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and
a D.W.S. from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
Before joining the Lincoln Christian Seminary faculty in 2003, she
served as professor of music at Ozark Christian College and at
Dallas Christian College. She has regularly taught at TCMI in
Vienna, Austria, and she authored "His Story, Our Response: What the
Bible Says About Worship" (College Press, 2008)
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Sharing her goals, Frankland wrote: "As Dean of the Seminary I am
committed to developing collegiality across campus, championing our
faculty, challenging our students and guiding Lincoln Christian
Seminary in fulfilling the Great Commission."
An installation service is scheduled for Jan. 30.
Lincoln Christian University serves the church as part of its
mission to equip Christians to serve and lead in the church, the
workplace and the world. Established in Lincoln in 1944, LCU now
offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduates, graduates
and seminary students.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]