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Kimberly Huffman

MAHG graduate wins 2023 American Civic Education Teacher Award

When she first started at Ashland University, Kimberly Huffman had many of the same experiences most freshmen have. 

She called home every day the first week, often crying that she didn’t think she would make it in college.  

Eventually, she realized she could handle it, loved…

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Ashland rises 47 spots in this year’s U.S. News’ Regional Universities rankings

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University jumped nearly 50 spots to No. 35 in the 2023-24 Regional Universities (Midwest) rankings of the U.S. News & World Report’s highly-respected college rankings, released Monday. Ashland was also selected as a “Best College” again and earned four additional rankings on the publication’s distinctive lists.

Ashland was among the top 25% of the 167 institutions within the Regional Universities (Midwest) category,…

Paul Jackson

With help from Ashland University, Paul Jackson becomes a first-year school administrator

Ashland University has played a big part throughout Paul Jackson’s life.

He met his wife at AU, was named a middle school principal after earning a master’s degree from the university and is now using his graduate-schooling knowledge toward a Ph.D.

“In high school I attended a summer program for gifted young people,” Jackson said. “The…

Esau: The Education Eagle for All

Art contest helps Correctional Education students 'feel more involved in the university'

Each year, state directors from Ashland University’s Correctional Education program have an annual meeting to plan its focus for the coming year.  

“In September 2022, our focus was retention by concentrating on making CE students feel more involved in the university,” said Denise Justice, executive director of correctional relations. “Being a college…

Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf

Studying risk management at AU helps MBA grad with hurricane, earthquake, other disaster studies

While working in safety design for a steel construction company, Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf wanted to learn more about risk management outside the context of structural design and construction.

“So, I started a master’s degree with an executive management major at Ashland University,” said Abukhalaf, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Hashemite University in Jordan…

AU President Carlos Campo

AU President Campo named to Crain’s Notable Latino Leaders list

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University and Ashland Theological Seminary, has been honored as one of Crain’s 45 Notable Latino Leaders. The recognition was announced Monday by Crain’s Cleveland Business, a leading publication of business news, analysis and commentary in northeast Ohio.

Crain’s Notable Latino Leaders “foster…

Jennifer Allerding

AU grad becomes superintendent in community with a special place in her heart

Twice, Jennifer Allerding’s son, Kaden, has been diagnosed with cancer, and both times the Loudonville-Perrysville community has rallied around her family.

“I made the commitment that if I ever had the opportunity to make a difference in the community, I would,” said Allerding, who is the new superintendent for Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools. “The desire to move to L-…

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Miller selected as AU’s new VP for Institutional Advancement

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jason Miller '96, the chief advancement officer at Ashland University, has been named the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement, effective Sept. 1. Miller has served various roles in the advancement office since January 2011.

“Jason Miller has proven himself as a steady leader for more than a decade here at Ashland University. We have high hopes for his continued success in this new role, and offer him a…

Paul Knoop

Teacher of AU natural history field classes inducted into the ODNR Hall of Fame

When Paul E. Knoop Jr. and his wife, Cathy, moved to Hocking County in 1997 they started teaching natural history field classes to teachers and naturalists for Ashland University.  

“Paul is the expert and has the knowledge, and I take that and show teachers how to use it in classrooms,” said Cathy, a retired elementary science teacher. “All our…

Ashland University President, Dr. Carlos Campo on Claremont Bridge

President Carlos Campo to leave AU in 2024

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo, the president of Ashland University since 2015, announced today that he has formally accepted a new leadership position and will be leaving AU. He will remain in his current role for the next nine to 12 months to allow the AU Board of Trustees to hire a new president. Details regarding Campo’s new position will be forthcoming.

“This is a bittersweet moment for Karen and me. We have been so blessed here in Ashland and…

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