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Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

Action Taken by the AU Board of Trustees

The Ashland University Board of Trustees passed a number of forward-looking items at its meetings that were held on campus on Jan. 28 and 29, 2016. The board approved:
1) the University’s new Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.

“On behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, we are pleased to present Ashland University's new Strategic Plan, titled Ashland Rising 2020,” said AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. “This ‘Tier One’ of our three-tiered planning approach was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees.”

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University to Conduct Test of Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System at Noon Today

Ashland University will conduct a test of its Eagle Alert Campus Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 12 noon. The test message will be sent through the Eagle Alert (e2Campus) Emergency Notification System and other notification systems used at Ashland (campus siren, public address systems, digital signage, e-mail, website, WRDL).

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s 30th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 28. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Professor Kathleen Brenan, associate professor of accounting; Dr. David Kommer, professor of education; Jud Logan, AU’s head coach for men and women’s track and field; Rebecca Parillo, AU’s director of Global Education; Dr. Thomas Reed, chair and professor of music; Dr. Dariela Rodriguez, associate professor of communication studies; Suzanne Salvo, AU’s director of disability services; and the late Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science.

Ashland University Names New Provost

Ashland University Names New Provost

Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo has announced that Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has been hired as the new provost at Ashland University. He will start in his new role in mid-April.

“We conducted a thorough, national search for our next academic leader and we are very excited to be able to announce that Dr. Eun-Woo Chang has been selected to serve as the next provost of Ashland University,” Dr. Campo said. “Dr. Chang has considerable experience in higher education, including serving as the academic leader at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey since 2014.”

Ashland University Awarded $444,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes

Ashland University Awarded $444,000 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes

Ashland University has been awarded a three-year, $444,015 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. It is anticipated that the grant will allow Ashland University to create nearly 200 new paid internships for students with financial need during the 2015-2018 academic years.

“With this three-year Career-Ready Internship grant, Ashland University can expand on the successful 2014-15 pilot program in which 53 newly created internships were established with employer partners,” said Karen Carter Hagans, executive director of AU’s Career Services Center.

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Ashland University Group Participates in AU’s Business in Taiwan Summer Program

Nine Ashland University students and Dr. Kris Parsons, chair of AU’s Accounting/IS department, spent six and a half weeks of their summer in Taiwan as part of the University’s Dauch College of Business in Taiwan summer program.

The students who participated in this trip were Lindsay Barth, a marketing and entrepreneurship major from Salem, Ohio; Jay Beardsley, a business management major from Bowling Green, Ohio; Kara Cousins, a Finance major from Apple Valley, MN; Melissa Haber, a business management major from Medina, Ohio; Kimberly Hurley, a finance major from Ashland, Ohio; Daniel Metheney, an accounting major from Newport, Ohio; David Shaffer, a business management major from Granville, Ohio; Patty Stimpert, a business management major from Ashland, Ohio; and Austin Williams, a finance major from Etna, Ohio.

Ashland University Sets 13th Annual Ford Lecture

Jolanta Bott, executive vice president of Operations and Human Resources for Paramount Group Inc., will be the featured speaker for the 13th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University.

The luncheon talk will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Ashland University’s Myers Convocation Center. For further information or for reservations, contact Dr. Khushwant Pittenger, professor of business administration, at ford-lecture@ashland.edu or call 419-289-5219.

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

The ribbon was cut on Tuesday, Aug. 18, signifying the opening of Ashland University's new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty on campus. The ribbon cutting was performed by Dr. Carl Walley, chairperson of the Faculty Development Committee, and Dr. Doug Fiore, AU interim provost, and followed statements of appreciation for the center by both Walley and Fiore.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community. The CTE is housed in Rooms 205-206 of AU’s Kates Center, which is located beside the Kettering Science Center.

Ashland University Receives Gift from A. Schulman Inc.; Establishes William Zekan Endowed Chair

Ashland University Receives Gift from A. Schulman Inc.; Establishes William Zekan Endowed Chair

Ashland University has received a gift from A. Schulman Inc., based in Fairlawn, to complete the establishment of the William C. Zekan Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Ashland University. A. Schulman Inc. has been a world leader in plastics and resins since 1928.

Bill Zekan served as chairman and president of A. Shulman Inc. and was a former trustee at Ashland University before his death in 1991.

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