It was announced at today's (Wednesday's) Lincoln Land Community College Taylorville Advisory Committee meeting, that the college's Springfield campus is working with Benedictine University in Springfield, to enroll some of Benedictine's 100 to 200 undergraduate students after the university announced last week that their Springfield branch campus will refocus solely on the growing adult student population and their educational needs for job growth and career change.
Plans are to expand adult offerings at the Springfield branch campus of Benedictine, which will provide additional higher education opportunities for working adults in surrounding communities like Peoria and St. Louis that the University has historically supported.
Benedictine's Springfield branch campus will immediately stop accepting freshman and transfer enrollment applications. All athletic programs and residence halls will close at the end of the Spring 2015 Semester.
University administrators state that the decision to transition the campus to focus solely on adult programs was thoughtfully made.
L-L-C-C president Doctor Charlotte Warren told the Taylorville Advisory Committee meeting that the college is working with Benedictine to get their undergrad students enrolled, plus also possibly hiring some Benedictine professors and adjunct professors at Lincoln Land.