Trevecca renames College of Lifelong Learning

Nashville, Tennessee

Effective July 1, Trevecca Nazarene University’s College of Lifelong Learning officially changed its name to the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS). The title was changed to serve as a more accurate description of the unit’s functions, the types of services it offers, and the academic programs for adult and graduate students it provides.

In addition to the new name, many changes were made to create greater impact for the SGCS. The Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice is now housed under the SGCS; previously it was housed under Trevecca’s School of Education. Alice Patterson remains director, reporting to Heidi Frederick, associate vice president for Graduate and Continuing Studies.

It is anticipated that each SGCS program will be enhanced and strengthened and that the university will be able to provide more effective support services to prospective students, enrolled students, and faculty.

“It’s an exciting time for Trevecca as we launch the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies," said Tim Eades, associate provost for the SGCS. " I look forward to working with our academic and staff leadership in creating an exciting future. The 2015-2016 school year also represents something quite special as the first time Trevecca will offer online programming at each academic level: associate, bachelor, master’s, and doctoral. While there are ample degree opportunities already, we will continue to increase the programs offered in tandem with the workforce needs of Middle Tennessee and our nation.”

The SGCS features five certificates, three associate’s, five bachelor’s, 16 master’s, and two doctoral degrees. Of the 31 different academic offerings, 18 are now offered fully online.

This month, the university unveiled its new website,, for the growing number of online programs offered through the SGCS. Degrees of all academic levels are offered and are built for students in all facets of life. Trevecca Online was created to provide a space for prospective students to find information about the online degrees offered through Trevecca.

--Trevecca Nazarene University

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