Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Provost of Lewis University, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Board of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.
Schlachter has been the Provost of Lewis since 2001. In previous years, she has served Lewis as Vice President for Mission and Planning and Vice President for Mission and Development. Schlachter is a Professor in nursing and has served as both Graduate Director and Undergraduate Director in the College of Nursing.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago and her Master in Nursing Education from DePaul University, Schlachter went on to earn her Doctorate in Education at Northern Illinois University.
Founded in 1991, the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts seeks to strengthen the quality and shape the character of church-related institutions of learning through three programmatic initiatives. First, it offers postdoctoral teaching fellowships for young scholars who wish to renew their sense of vocation within a Christian community of learning in order to prepare themselves for positions of teaching, scholarship, and leadership within church-related institutions. Second, it supports young men and women of exceptional academic talent who are exploring vocations in church-related higher education during their first three years of graduate school in the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program. Third, it maintains a collaborative National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities that sponsors a variety of activities and publications designed to explore the Christian character of the academic vocation and to strengthen the religious nature of church-related institutions. The National Network represents among its current membership of 99 schools a diversity of denominational traditions, institutional types, and geographical locations.
Lewis University has been a member of the Lilly Fellows Program since 2006. The Program is based at Christ College, the interdisciplinary honors college of Valparaiso University in Northwest Indiana.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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