Educational Institutions

Wentworth Military Academy & College

  • Lexington, MO
  • www.wma.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of Wentworth Military Academy and College is to provide the environment and resources necessary for its students to develop their potential in academics, leadership, physical well-being, moral character, and self-discipline so they become productive citizens in a diverse, global society.

Main Programs

  1. Wentworth Military College
  2. Wentworth Military Academy
Service Areas

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International

Wentworth Military Academy and College attracts students from a wide geographic area including - local, regional, national, and international. The breakdown of students by geographic area is:

High School:
US: Nine states
International: Mexico and China

College:
US: Twenty-seven states
US Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands
International: Angola, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Gabon, Germany, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ukraine

ruling year

1953

President and Superintendent since 2013

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Mr. Michael Lierman

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EIN

44-0483220

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Recent Accomplishments: Enrollment has increased by over 20% during the 2012-13 academic year.College men's and women's athletic programs have been re-established.A new 2-year Homeland Security degree has been developed and is being offered. Near-term Goals: Wentworth recently developed a detailed strategic plan with multiple goals and objectives, but key focus areas right now are: Improve the quality of academic programming in line with Wentworth's mission;Create an efficient and effective student admissions and retention program;Implement business practices and a fundraising program consistent with the school's growth and the importance of its mission.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Wentworth Military College

College is a two-year program designed to produce well-rounded graduates who go on to become leaders in every field. Its Military College is one of only five military junior colleges in the United States offering a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. Wentworth Military College also offers day, evening, and online courses to boarding cadets and commuting students. Wentworth offers robust dual credit classes to qualified high school juniors and seniors. College students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of athletic programs, clubs, and honor societies while attending Wentworth. These programs help develop mind, body, and spirit, with an emphasis on preparing leaders who can think critically and engage effectively in an increasingly complex world.

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Program 2

Wentworth Military Academy

Wentworth Military Academy is a four-year residential high school that strongly promotes and encourages academic success, as well as the development of strong character and leadership skills, in a highly structured military type environment. The high school offers a college preparatory academic curriculum, which is closely aligned with National Performance Standards. All high school students participate in the Junior ROTC program, which not only provides military and fitness training, but emphasizes the development of many life essential and success skills. High school juniors and seniors who have done well academically, have the opportunity to take a significant number of college classes, on our campus, during their final two years of high school.

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Service Areas

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International

Wentworth Military Academy and College attracts students from a wide geographic area including - local, regional, national, and international. The breakdown of students by geographic area is:

High School:
US: Nine states
International: Mexico and China

College:
US: Twenty-seven states
US Territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands
International: Angola, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Gabon, Germany, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ukraine

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Funding Needs

1. Academic and Student Life Facilities: a. Classroom Enhancements b. Transformation and Upgrade of Campus Housing c. Upgrade to student athletic and recreational facilities 2. Scholarship Fund: Wentworth's time honored tradition insists that we never turn our back on a comrade in need. Our scholarships provide worthy students with the educational opportunity to achieve lifelong success. 3. Endowment: Our commitment to long term financial stability is evidenced by the establishment of perpetual funds to support the costs of campus operations and academic programs. 4. Presidential Opportunity Fund: Given the long term focus of our campaign, we realize there will be issues and opportunities that arise that simply cannot be anticipated today. The Presidential Opportunity Fund will provide the flexibility to seize opportunities and attack issues as they emerge.

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Financials

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WENTWORTH MILITARY ACADEMY
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Wentworth Military Academy & College

Leadership

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President and Superintendent

Mr. Michael Lierman

BIO

Michael W. Lierman was born in Lexington, Missouri. He enrolled in Wentworth Military Academy as a freshman in high school and continued to attend the Academy, graduating from High School in 1971. He held several positions in the Corp of Cadets and upon graduating from College in 1973, was the Assistant Battalion Commander of First Battalion. He lettered four years in football. He continued his education at University of Central Missouri and in 1975, graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Mike joined the staff of the Academy in 1980, as the Assistant Commandant of Cadets. He also served as an Admissions Representative during the summer months. He then served as a full time Admissions Representative, until he was appointed Dean of Admissions. He then served as Vice President of Operations. Lierman then served as the Executive Vice President and then was the Chief of Staff. Mike then served as the Superintendent and was later appointed to be the 15th President.

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

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Regis G. McDonald

The Childrens Village

Term: Nov 2014 - Oct 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?