Provost's Message

Christine BahrGreetings! I am delighted to serve as the Provost and Dean of McKendree University, an institution with an established reputation for academic excellence and service to the community.

At McKendree University, we are constantly growing and changing to ensure that we offer high-quality academic programs that meet the needs of today’s students and prepare them for success in careers and life. Our academic programs are grounded in a rigorous, broad-based liberal arts curriculum that develops students’ knowledge, analytical abilities, research skills, and creativity.

In addition to a wide array of undergraduate majors, we offer master's degrees in education, business, nursing, criminal justice, and counseling; a specialist degree in education; and doctoral degrees in nursing and education.

We offer classes on the Lebanon, Illinois campus; in Radcliff, Kentucky; on Scott Air Force Base; at numerous locations in southern Illinois; and fully online. Most importantly, we are committed to helping all of our students develop the knowledge and skills they will need to serve as tomorrow’s leaders.

I am especially proud to work with a dynamic and talented group of faculty and staff colleagues who are passionate about their work and dedicated to helping students achieve success. McKendree faculty and staff engage in ongoing professional development and scholarly activities to maintain their expertise, contribute new information to their respective fields, and deliver instruction that is relevant and innovative.

McKendree University has much to offer and many opportunities. If you have questions about our academic programs or you would like more information, please feel free to contact me.


Christine M. Bahr, Ph.D.

Provost and Dean of the University