Ashland University is a Pacesetter Organization for the 2013 United Way of Ashland County Team Hope Campaign. The Ashland University Campaign runs from August 16 through September 19, 2012, and the public campaign in Ashland County kicks-off on September 20. The overall goal is $1.025 million. The Campaign supports programs offered by 14 United Way agencies.
Ashland University employees raised $67,824 for the 2012 Campaign from 486 donors, which was 60 percent participation. The University goal for the 2013 campaign is $65,000.
“Ashland University is the number one employer in Ashland County and we need to help set the pace for the 2013 United Way Campaign,” said Ashland University President Dr. Fred Finks. “You will definitely feel good about making a difference in Ashland County.”
Dwight McElfresh, dean of the Founders School of Continuing Education, is serving as Community Campaign Chairman, while the Ashland University Campaign Chairs are Dr. Dan Lawson, dean of religious life, and Curtis White, vice president for information technology.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.