Office of the Dean

James Gepperth

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Academic Dean


It’s my privilege to welcome you to Lakewood University. As the Academic Dean, I invite you to imagine a new way of learning. Consider for a moment what it would mean for you to be a member of a supportive online community that encourages everyone to pursue their fullest potential in an ever-changing world. What if you could access all that you need in order to learn at any time and any place. What if you could learn from instructors who are experts in their fields offering you feedback and guidance. What if you had a caring team of people who were focused on your success at every point along the way? These are questions that have helped us develop a student-centered approach, an education designed around you.

We’ve been pioneers in distance education since 1998 offering students rigorous programs designed for busy learners. We integrate the best practices of education with 21st-century technologies so that you can pursue the career of your dreams and be a meaningful force for good in your community. This is a conversation worth having because it can lead to many wonderful opportunities.

I look forward to meeting you soon and celebrating your work and accomplishments.


James Gepperth

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Academic Dean