LWC at a Glance
- William T. Luckey Jr. has been
the eighth president of Lindsey Wilson since July 1, 1998.
- Lindsey Wilson is one of the major employers of Adair County,
and it is the county's largest private white-collar employer.
- Lindsey Wilson employees contribute more than $71 million
annually to Adair county's economy.
- The college's academic offerings have expanded
from three majors -- human services, education and
business -- in 1988 to its current level of 22 and 19
- The John B. Begley Chapel was
designed by the late award-winning architect E. Fay Jones. The
chapel, which was the eighth one designed by Jones, was a gift from
- The LWC faculty has grown from 42 in 1997-98 to 118.
- More than 75 percent of LWC faculty members have terminal
degrees. That's an increase from 36 percent in 1990.
- Enrollment has exploded from 260 students in 1977 to more than
2,650 for the 2015-16 school year. During the last 20 years, LWC
has been one of the fastest-growing four-year independent colleges
- About 80 percent of LWC students come from Kentucky. The rest
come from more than two dozen states and almost three dozen foreign
- LWC has one of the most diverse student population among the
Kentucky's independent colleges and universities. More than 15
percent of the LWC student body is composed of minority
- An aggressive building campaign resulted in more than two dozen
buildings added to the A.P. White Campus in the last 20 years.
Highlights include: a chapel; a health-and-wellness center; nursing
and counseling building; a business leadership center; a campus
ministry center; a worship center; a library; four residence halls;
a regional dining and conference center; a science center; an
expanded student union building; a European-style soccer stadium; a
sports park with a football and track-and-field stadium, baseball
field and softball field; and a renovated humanities center and art
- Lindsey Wilson operates the AIM (Adults in Motion)
program in Columbia for the region's working adults. Started in
1983, AIM is Southcentral Kentucky's oldest such program. Since
1992, the college has operated the Lindsey Wilson Scottsville
Campus to meet the growing educational needs of Allen
County-Scottsville. The college has cooperative agreements the
Kentucky Community and Technical College System and community
colleges in Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. (View a list of LWC's community campuses.)
- Willis Pooler is Lindsey Wilson athletic director. The college
is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics (www.naia.org) and the Mid-South Conference (www.mid-southconference.org). Lindsey Wilson's
athletics program has expanded from two varsity sports teams in
1988 to 14 NAIA men's and women's varsity teams. The college also
offers bowling, cheerleading and cycling as a club sport. Click
here to go to the home of Blue Raider Sports.
- The men's soccer team won the 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2005, 2009 and 2011 NAIA national soccer titles; the women's
soccer team won the 2004, 2006 and 2012 NAIA national soccer
titles; and cycling won national titles in 2000 (cyclocross), 2001
(cyclocross) and 2012 (BMX).
- Lindsey Wilson offers both face-to-face and online
degree programs at the bachelor's and master's level. The
college also offers a doctorate in counselor education and