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Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted at AU roundtable

AU awarded $200,000 for Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program, as announced by Lt. Governor Husted

ASHLAND, Ohio – During a February roundtable discussion at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced AU has been awarded approximately $200,000 in grants to expand its Ohio Teacher Bootcamp Program later this year. The program serves as a way to build bridges and make connections between educators and local businesses so that educators can learn about the in-demand skills needed to be successful in…

Student in 5G Wireless Training class

AU selected a consortia partner within northeast hub of Ohio’s Broadband and 5G Sector Partnership

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University was selected as a consortia partner within the northeast hub of Ohio’s Broadband and 5G Sector Partnership. The regional hubs were announced this week by Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Workforce Transformation.

“In today’s economy and workforce, all Ohioans need access to high-speed internet,” stated Lt. Governor Husted in a news release. “Establishing these regional hubs…

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WIA partners with AU to offer broadband and 5G training to incarcerated individuals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) today announced a new partnership with Ashland University to help approximately 140 incarcerated individuals, who are eligible for release within 12 months, prepare for careers in broadband and 5G this spring and summer. With expanded funding from the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation’s Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP), Ashland University (AU) will offer the…

Kristy Tipton is in charge of the new testing center at Ashland University

New testing center offers Pearson VUE tests to public, as well as services to AU students

When Kristy Tipton started working at Ashland University in June, part of her job was to get a new
testing center off the ground.

Tipton, whose job also includes online program support, said she couldn’t have done it without the help
of many people.

“This testing center can be used university-wide and the Pearson VUE component is already being used
by the community,” Tipton said in mid-November at the center, which is in…

graphic for Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program

AU introduces Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program, offers safe haven to students from Ukraine

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has offered full scholarships to five high school graduates from Ukraine who were displaced or unable to enroll in higher education institutions in their home country due to the Russia-Ukraine war. The first four recipients of this inspiring new initiative—the Ukrainian Freedom Scholar program—will begin their undergraduate studies at Ashland in January 2023.

Launched in June 2022 by a small group of faculty and…

AU President Carlos Campo

AU Board of Trustees announces one-year extension of President Campo’s contract

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Board of Trustees approved to extend the contract of President Carlos Campo for an additional year during its Oct. 21 board meeting. Campo will now serve as president of AU through at least May 2025.

“The Board of Trustees is happy to announce that it has exercised an additional one-year option to extend the term of President Campo through May 2025,” stated Jim Hess, chair of the AU Board of Trustees. “We…

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AU a partner with Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has entered into a partnership with 10 other Ohio higher education institutions that will develop semiconductor career programs by providing training programs. The project, titled “Ohio TechNet Northeast Ohio Semiconductor Workforce Consortium,” is being led by Lorain County Community College.

In conjunction with Intel beginning construction on a $20 billion chip plant in central Ohio—the official…

Student in 5G Wireless Training class

Successful launch paired with significant grant has AU ready to welcome next group into 5G program

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s thriving 5G wireless technology workforce training program received a boost from the Ohio Department of Development on Aug. 10, when it was approved for a $250,000 grant through the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program. IMAP assists Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed or totally unemployed participate in a training program to receive a credential at no cost.

Ashland, one of four…

Shawn Orr

Orr named dean of eAshland

ASHLAND, Ohio – After conducting a national search, Ashland University has appointed Shawn Orr as the new dean of eAshland, effective immediately. The eAshland academic unit offers non-credit-bearing programming, professional learning services, workforce development, English language learning and the dual-enrollment College Credit Plus program. She will also provide oversight of the Center of Innovation and Teaching Excellence and LearnAU, while remaining…

AU picked for State of Ohio’s 5G Readiness Pilot program

Ashland one of two schools picked for State of Ohio’s 5G Readiness Pilot program

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has been one of two institutions initially selected to participate in the State of Ohio’s 5G Readiness Pilot program. The announcement was formally made by Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted on Monday morning during a press conference at Youngstown State University, the other school that will take part in this innovative program.

Ashland is the recipient of a $160,000 grant from the Office of Workforce Transformation and…

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