LCU names Frankland as seminary dean

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[December 13, 2012]  Lincoln Christian University Provost Clay Ham has announced the naming of Dr. Dinelle Frankland as the academic dean for Lincoln Christian Seminary, effective Jan. 1.

Frankland has served as the Seminary's interim academic dean for the past three semesters and before that as associate dean of student formation.

"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]


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