Lakeland University's President's Message

Beth Borgen, D.B.A. - President of Lakeland University

Welcome to the Lakeland University website, and thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about us. Whether you are a high school student searching for the right college, a working professional motivated to continuing your education, an employer looking to partner in our cooperative education program, a parent of a Lakeland student looking for news and information, or a Lakeland graduate catching up with the latest on your alma mater, this site will help you stay engaged with Lakeland.

For nearly 160 years, Lakeland has been dedicated to expanding access to higher education. This commitment is realized through generous scholarships, faculty who are passionate about teaching, opportunities that allow students to earn credit through work and reflection, and countless innovative programs that evolve as our environment changes. At Lakeland, students can seamlessly access their learning through our residential campus, six centers in Wisconsin, our campus in Tokyo or online anywhere in the world. Our award-winning Cooperative Education program allows for a unique pathway of experiential learning for all students, while also making a degree affordable and meaningful.

As our mission states, we are here to educate our students to earn a living, to make ethical decisions, and to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives distinguished by intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth. This mission attracts people — faculty, staff, and students alike — who seek engagement, accept challenges, and want to become part of an authentic Communiversity. We have a talented faculty dedicated to both teaching our students and helping them find their role in a fast-changing world. All of our community members make students feel at home with a welcoming, encouraging, and accepting attitude. This university becomes a part of students’ lives by helping them achieve things they never thought possible.

I invite you to spend some time on the website, learn more about Lakeland, and become a part of our extended family.

Beth Borgen
Lakeland University President

Student Experience

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Lakeland University provides a variety of ways to earn your degree by creating a myriad of customized, yet shared student experiences. Learn about each, then select the one that best fits your goals. 

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