Ashland University’s Founders School to Hold Open House

Ashland University’s Founders School to Hold Open House

8/29/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Founders School for Continuing Education will host an open house on Sept. 12 to celebrate the opening of its new Founders School on Main office located at 121 W. Main St. in Ashland. 

The event, which will run from 3 to 5 p.m., will kick off with a brief program shortly after 3 p.m. The event will include a ribbon cutting organized by the Chamber of Commerce; remarks from AU President Dr. Fred Finks, AU Provost Dr. Frank Pettigrew and Ashland Mayor Glen Stewart; tours of the new facility and refreshments.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Ashland downtown now,” said Dr. Dwight McElfresh, dean of the Founders School. “We are looking forward to showing the public what we have here at Founders School on Main and what we can offer people.”

The Founders School of Continuing Education provides programs and services for non-traditional students in unique, innovative and collaborative environments. Programs run from non-degree certificates to degree opportunities geared toward the needs of working adults as well as numerous workshops and classes for educators that can be used for licensure renewal.

In addition, the Founders School coordinates all post-secondary and dual credit opportunities for high school students wanting a college experience.

The Founders School’s Professional Development Services is the largest provider of graduate credit workshop offerings in the state and served more than 16,000 educators last year. These services are provided through the main campus as well as the Columbus Center, Massillon Center, Elyria/Cleveland Center and the Southwest Center in Cincinnati.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( 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. ###

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