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Lander News & Announcements

From breaking news and announcements, to feature profiles on our programs, students, alumni, faculty and staff, the News and Announcements page has all the information on Lander that you need. 


  • Makins Joins Lander Board of Trustees

    Jan 04, 2017
    Dr. Peggy Makins was recently introduced as the newest member of the Lander University Board of Trustees. Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Makins to fill the seat vacated by Mamie Nicholson, who has joined the Self Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees.
  • Dr. Cosentino Named To SC Workforce Development Committee

    Jan 03, 2017
    South Carolina's efforts to grow and maintain a ready workforce received a huge boost recently when Lander University President Richard Cosentino was appointed to the state's Coordinating Council for Workforce Development (CCWD).
  • Andrews Family Moves Into First House Built

    Dec 21, 2016
    Christmas came early for Wendi Andrews and her children, Miracle and Chance, when they were handed the keys to the first house built by the Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Andrews, speaking during the Sunday, Dec. 11, dedication service, called the opportunity to own her own home “a dream come true.”
  • Lander Student Tripp Guinn Steals Show at CIS Showcase

    Dec 21, 2016
    Software development major Tripp Guinn stole the show at Lander University’s 2nd Annual Computer Information Systems Showcase. Guinn received a plaque from David Cline, owner of Piedmont Contract Manufacturing Group, “in recognition of outstanding professional service in the preparation and the launching of the company’s new interactive website.”
  • Lander Adds New College, Dean With Strategic Restructuring Of Four University Departments

    Dec 19, 2016
    Lander University is taking a big step toward the future with a restructuring that will lead to the addition of a new college and appointment of its dean. The new College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will consist of four current academic departments: History and Philosophy, Political and Social Sciences, Psychological Science, and Military Science/Army ROTC.
  • More than 200 students receive degrees at Lander University’s 154th commencement

    Dec 14, 2016
    Nearly 2,000 people packed Finis Horne Arena on Dec. 14, 2016, to see 222 graduates receive degrees at Lander University’s 154th commencement. Representing the fall class were students from China, Germany, Canada, South Korea and British Virgin Islands – and nine U.S. states including Florida, Illinois and Ohio.
  • Lander Trustees to meet Dec. 13

    Dec 09, 2016
    The next meeting of the Lander University Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, at 3 p.m. in the F. Mitchell Johnson Board Room.
  • The Greening of Lander: University and Garden Clubs Celebrate Arbor Day

    Dec 09, 2016
    Lander University ushered in Arbor Day, Friday, Dec. 2, with the planting of a weeping yellowwood tree donated by the Greenwood Council of Garden Clubs (GCGC). About 50 guests and students gathered for the ceremony at the young tree, planted near the Grier Student Center.
  • Lander Student Receives Prestigious International Scholarship

    Dec 09, 2016
    Lander University sophomore Breanna Butler, of Bradley, has been chosen to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring semester.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Collects Winter Coats for Those in Need

    Dec 07, 2016
    Members of Lander University’s Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society hosted a winter coat drive on campus this week. More than 75 winter coats were collected by the members, who will give them to United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties for distribution to those in need throughout the community.