Lambuth University

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Lambuth University
Lambuth University Logo (Trademark of Lambuth University)
Motto Whatsoever Things Are True
Type Private
Active 1843–2011
Affiliation United Methodist Church
Location Jackson, Tennessee, US
Campus Urban, 50 acres
Colors Blue and white
Mascot Eagles

Lambuth University was a liberal arts university located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It was active from 1843 to 2011, and was supported by the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Lambuth's athletic teams participated in the NAIA's TranSouth and Mid-South Conferences.

The university began as the Memphis Conference Female Institute in 1843 and was later renamed in honor of Walter Russell Lambuth (1854–1921), a Methodist missionary who traveled globally.

After several years of financial struggles, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools opted not to renew Lambuth's accreditation in 2011. Due to both the financial and accreditation problems, the Board of Trustees voted in April 2011 to cease operations on June 20, 2011.[1] Final commencement exercises were held April 30, 2011.[2]

During the summer of 2011, the University of Memphis acquired the former Lambuth campus and began offering four-year degrees there on August 29, 2011. The campus is now known as the University of Memphis – Lambuth Campus.

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  1. ^ "Board of Lambuth University in Jackson votes to cease operations June 30". Memphis Commercial Appeal. April 14, 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Associated Press, Lambuth University holds final graduation ceremonies before shutdown in June, May 1, 2011

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