Lakeland College is a liberal arts college located in Howards Grove, Wisconsin
Lakeland College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The Muskies are a member of the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) and, in men’s volleyball, theMidwest Collegiate Volleyball League. Lakeland College was also a member of the Lake Michigan Conference until the spring of 2006. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball and wrestling; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The school colors are blue and gold.
Stephen A. Gould, 14th President of Lakeland College, retired in June 2012, and was named President Emeritus. He was briefly succeeded by Michael A. Grandillo, who resigned in March of 2013. The Board of Trustees promoted Senior Vice President Daniel W. Eck to Interim President.
Known simply as Mission House for 95 years, the college adopted the name Lakeland in 1956 and the seminary moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul in 1962 to become United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The era of Mission House had ended, but Lakeland became heir to its campus, tradition and educational mission. Eventually a satellite campus was established in West Allis to serve Milwaukee area students.
A second campus was founded in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 1991 and is known as the “Japan Campus”, featuring academics and English for Academic Purposes programs, and is MEXT/Monkashō-accredited as a foreign university/college. Students from that school can obtain an Associate of Arts degree and can choose to attend Lakeland or another American university for extended education.
2012 was Lakeland’s sesquicentennial year. In celebration of this anniversary, the college showcased its rich history in a variety of multi-media approaches surrounding the peak festivities in June of 2012.