What We Do

LECNA’s outreach and support for Lutheran higher education takes a variety of forms.

  • Sponsors an annual meeting for Lutheran college and university presidents and church higher education leaders
  • Promotes and strengthens the relationship between Lutheran colleges and universities and Lutheran church congregations
  • Conducts collaborative research to assess the educational effectiveness of Lutheran colleges and universities in comparison to other sectors of higher education
  • Facilitates communication with and between Lutheran colleges and universities and church leaders by the publication of the online Lutheran Higher Education Directory
  • Represents Lutheran higher education in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., as a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), Secretariat
  • Supplies a common information request form for prospective students and parents
  • Provides a centralized source of information about Lutheran higher education through our website

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Why We Matter

In addition to the initiatives listed above, LECNA has also completed other major projects on behalf of Lutheran higher education.

  • In two previous and highly successful “Reclaiming Lutheran Students” initiative grants, LECNA and its member colleges built the infrastructure of a category-wide marketing campaign for Lutheran colleges
  • The comparative alumni study has become a national model for collaborative outcomes research within higher education, and one of the most effective and successful pan-Lutheran efforts
  • LECNA publishes an online member directory