Wentworth Names Interim President

| June 14, 2013
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Michael Lierman

The Board of Trustees at Wentworth Military Academy and College has decided upon an Interim President.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Colonel Michael Lierman:

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Press Release from Wentworth Military Academy

Wentworth Military Academy and College’s Board of Trustees has named Col. Michael W. Lierman Interim President.

On May 4, 2013, Col. William Sellers resigned his position as the 14th President of Wentworth Military Academy and College, effective May 21, 2013. The Board of Trustees has named Col. Michael Lierman, as the Interim President to serve through the next year, or until a successor for the presidency is found.

Col. Lierman, a former cadet at Wentworth Military Academy and College, joined the staff of the Academy in 1980 after completing his college career at Central Missouri University in 1975. He received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

His 33-years of experience at Wentworth Military Academy and College will allow for a smooth transition while the Board searches for a new President.

Originally hired as the Assistant Commandant of Cadets, Lierman also served as an Admissions Representative during the summer months.

Lierman went on to serve as a full-time Admissions Representative before being appointed as Dean of Admissions.

He advanced to serve as Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President, and Chief of Staff before being appointed as the 14th Superintendent of Wentworth Military Academy and College.

The chairman of the Board of Trustees, Robert Heath, stated, “We are indeed fortunate to have someone like Col. Lierman, who has served as the chief operations officer for 9 different presidents during his long tenure at Wentworth. He has great knowledge of the organization and the experience to continue our educational mission. We have every confidence in his ability to bridge the organization through this leadership change.”

A native of Lexington, Col. Lierman is affiliated with several civic and educational organizations. He is a member of the National Association of Admissions Counselors, and the Midwest Boarding Schools Association.

Col. Lierman served as a Board Member and as the President of the Lexington R-V School District’s Board of Education from 2000 – 2006. He is a member of the Missouri School Board Association, and the Missouri State Teachers Association.

He also served as a Board Member of the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Lexington Economic Development Committee. Lierman served on the board of the Lexington All-Sports Boosters.

Lierman is a member of Rotary International. He has served as a board member for the Lexington Rotary Club.

“I am honored to accept this interim position and will do everything in my power to see that the legacy of the organization continues,” said Col. Lierman. “I have a great team of people working with me and I am looking forward to serving Wentworth as its interim President.”

He and his wife, Brenda, are residents of Lexington, MO and are very involved with their family. Their daughter, Amy, lives in Lexington. Their son, Andrew, and his wife, Amber, live in Kearney with their two children, Endsley and Landry.

Wentworth Military Academy and College is a private co-educational military high school and two-year college. For 9th-12th graders, Wentworth provides an exemplary college-prep education, which builds self-discipline and self-confidence. In college, small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty allows our traditional and military students to achieve success in academics and in life. Wentworth is one of only five military junior colleges in the country to offer a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after just two years of college.

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