Lane Institute

Lane College is committed to developing the “whole student.” The purpose of Lane Institute is to achieve this priority by leading the institution in holistic high impact practices, appreciative advising, academic support, and co-curricular activities.

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Lane Institute is located at the corner of Middleton and Orchard. The entrance to the building is on Middleton street.

In particular, this initiative embodies two of the College’s strategic themes: To promote student success through meaningful interactions to prepare students for life in a global society; and to stimulate intellectual and creative discovery through scholarship, teaching and research. Specifically, Lane Institute helps students to achieve success across their General Education courses and to successfully complete their first sixty hours. Additionally, Lane Institute helps underclassmen to successfully transition from academic sanction to academic good standing. Finally, Lane Institute seeks to empower the campus community to become a trauma-informed community over the next five year.


Deborah J. Rogers | Director of Lane Institute

Deborah J. Rogers is in her seventh year of service at Lane College. In addition to her service in Lane Institute, she also serves as Assistant Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion. Dr. Rogers earned her Ph.D. in Theology and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. She also received her M.A.T. from Fuller Seminary and a B.S. in Mathematics from Howard University. Deborah is also a Pressnell Fellow in the 2018-19 Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) Executive Leadership Institute. Additionally, she serves as the Co-chair of the Women of Color, Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Unit of the American Academy of Religion.

Steve Transou Jr.
| Academic Success Advisor

Steve Transou Jr. is a native of Jackson, TN. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Memphis and a Master of Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Steve is happy to be back home and enjoys serving students in the Lane College community.