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New Graduate Studies Will Enhance Learning Opportunities at University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Officials at University of the Cumberlands announced May 27th that in keeping with its strategic plan and historic mission, UC is expanding its academic offerings with a doctorate in Educational Leadership degree and an M.B.A. degree, contingent upon the approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in June.

Both the Ed.D. and the M. B.A. have evolved from the university’s longstanding mission to prepare students for “lives of responsible service and leadership.” According to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Lawrence Cockrum, “The Ed.D is designed for practicing school administrators who wish to continue their full-time professional responsibilities while strengthening their knowledge base and their skills as institutional leaders.” Cockrum also says, “Through the robust M.B.A. program, the university’s Hutton School of Business seeks to develop ethically responsible business decision makers who are intellectually and professionally competent and prepared to lead in the global marketplace.” The university anticipates the inauguration of these transformational programs on campus in time for the fall semester, which begins in August 2008.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers graduate degrees and certifications in education; online programs; four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study; 30 minors; and nine pre-professional programs. UC also offers study-abroad opportunities in England, China, Korea, France and Spain. Contributing to the overall diversity on campus are the 80 international students among the 2,200 enrolled.