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    Lipscomb University
  Dec 11, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Leadership and Public Service

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Steve Joiner, Dean 


The College of Leadership and Public Service (CLPS) provides a “theory to practice” approach to graduate and undergraduate education through the Institutes and the School of Public Policy. Growing out of the belief that leadership and service must integrate outstanding education with engagement in community this College is a national leader in connecting education to practice for its students. The College includes:

  • Institute of Civic Leadership (graduate)
  • Institute for Conflict Management (graduate)
  • Institute for Sustainable Practice
  • Institute for Law, Justice and Society
  • School of Public Policy (graduate)

These degrees will model the highest standards of professional practice, public service and community engagement while combining these experiences with the specific skill sets and theoretical foundations of each of the disciplines represented in the college.

In addition to outstanding educational and engagement opportunities, the College of Leadership and Public Service offers programs featuring national and international leaders related to the work of the College.

This creative engagement approach to graduate and undergraduate education establishes these programs and majors as national leaders in their respective fields.