Wisconsin Lutheran's President Shares News During Inauguration Speech

Six new majors and creation of a School for Adult and Graduate Studies

Date Posted: April 24, 2009

President Daniel W. Johnson Inauguration imageMILWAUKEE – During his inauguration speech on Friday, Wisconsin Lutheran College president Dr. Daniel Johnson revealed several new and significant developments for the college.

Of primary interest to the greater Milwaukee area, Wisconsin Lutheran College will create a new School of Adult and Graduate Studies. Degree completion courses for adults could begin as early as September 2009, and graduate courses in education will start in January 2010. The college will call a new Vice President of Adult and Graduate Studies this summer. 

Also, six new majors have been added to the Wisconsin Lutheran College undergraduate curriculum: China StudiesEnvironmental ScienceEnvironmental StudiesMedia DesignSport and Exercise Science, and Human Social Services. These majors are being added without the addition of new full-time faculty.

"As we expand our majors, focus on enrollment growth, and create a School of Adult and Graduate Studies, we do so under the core banner of Christian leadership," Johnson said in his speech. "Wisconsin Lutheran College is setting the standard for servant leadership, and we've just begun. Recognizing that our communities and country desperately need Christian leaders, we are poised to launch our leadership initiatives forward, weaving their tenets throughout our undergraduate, and now graduate, programs."

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a nationally ranked, residential, private liberal arts college with an enrollment of 750 located in western Milwaukee on the Wauwatosa border.

Note: Text, audio and video of President Johnson's entire speech are posted on