Founded by Robert Crosby as a consulting and training organization in Spokane, Washington.
Ed Lindaman, President of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington invited LIOS to become a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavioral Sciences. LIOS accepted and became a contract program at Whitworth. Joining Robert Crosby as the first faculty were Ron Short and John Scherer.
Affiliated with City University of Seattle. In 1984 offered two tracks: systems counseling, and managing and consulting in human systems.
Affiliated with Bastyr University.
Corporate Graduate Program was conceived and championed by Don Simonic of Alcoa and approved by then president of LIOS Brenda Kerr.
Corporate graduate program closed.
Moved to Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center’s facility in Kirkland, WA.
Chris Crosby began a conversation with Dr. Nathan Long, President of Saybrook Graduate School about acquiring the rights and endorsements to restart LIOS.
LIOS reboot! Received recognition as an independent school offering a certificate program in Applied Behavioral Sciences and began the process of creating a startup independent school. In November, LIOS incorporated as a nonprofit in Washington State.
Current state: LIOS has a Masters degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences pending (Submitted on May 11th), achieved 501c3 nonprofit status, and the first ABS certificate program cohort begins March 12th 2023.
Submit application for accreditation through the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities which will authorize LIOS to offer Federal Financial Aid.
Alex Onno, Angela Powell, Anne Lucas, Barbara Arney, Ben Trelease, Bill Braswell, Brenda Kerr, Carol A. Jakus, Carol Stanley, Catherine Johnson, Catrina O’Curry, Cheryl Cebula, Cindy Fitzgerald, Dan Leahy, Dennis Minno, Diane Schachter, Donald Williamson, Doreen Cato, Edree Allen-Agbro, Emma Bezy, George Callan, Gloria Burgess, Jack Fontaine, Jeff McAuliffe, Jerry Swanson, Joan Fiore, John Runyan, John Scherer, Judy Heinrich, Kate Casey, Linda Green, Mark Boyd, Mark J. Goodman, Mark Jones, Mary Beth O’Neill, Mike Heinrich, Pam Johnson, Pam Madison, Patricia Crosby, Peter West, Phyllis Romano, Rhonda Gordon, Rhys Clark, Rob Schachter, Robert Crosby, Robert Harris, Roger Taylor, Ron Short, Shelley Drogin, Sherene Zolno, Sherry Willis, Thomas M. Rocco, Tim Weber, and so many more!
50 Year Anniversary