About Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, four-year university in Greenwood, S.C. With approximately 2,700 students, Lander provides exceptional educational opportunities within its traditional liberal arts and science programs, and its professional programs in business, education and nursing.

Lander President Richard Cosentino

As a state university, Lander is governed by a Board of Trustees, and day-to-day operations are guided by a dynamic leadership team composed of the President and members of the President’s Cabinet. Dr. Richard E. Cosentino is the current and 12th president of Lander University.

Historical photo of Lander

From its beginning as a college for women to its current role as a public, co-educational, comprehensive teaching institution, Lander has a rich history of serving the educational needs of a diverse student population.

Lander's Offices and Departments

Lander is composed of seven major administrative divisions, housing more than 30 offices and departments that support the daily operations and strategic mission of the university.

strategic plan

With a concise vision, a powerful mission and a bold strategic plan, Lander University is preparing exceptional students for successful futures.

Working at Lander

The Lander campus is a close-knit community of professionals who work together toward the same goal – providing the best educational experience for the university’s students. Learn more about our employment opportunities and discover the advantages of being a part of the Lander team.

Lander Foundation

With the generous support of Lander alumni and friends, The Lander Foundation is helping to ensure that deserving students receive the scholarship assistance needed to experience an education that truly goes beyond the basics.

Lander Institutional Effectiveness

Lander University is committed to a comprehensive program of institutional effectiveness: the intentional, systematic, analytical and on-going process of collecting, analyzing and making decisions based on data and information related to the goals of each unit and of the university.