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Ashland University Administrator Announces Retirement

Ashland University Administrator Announces Retirement

Dr. John Sikula, a long-time administrator at Ashland University, is retiring in January after 16.5 years of service in 11 different positions. Chronologically, he has served as education dean; interim associate provost for Graduate Studies, Outreach Programs, and Research; associate provost; founding dean of the Graduate School; founding vice president for regional centers and outreach; executive director for regional centers; center director of the Cleveland Center; center director of the Massillon/Stark Center; master of education program director in Cleveland and Massillon; and director of Adult Studies and veteran services director.

Ashland University Adds Criminal Justice Recruiter

Ashland University Adds Criminal Justice Recruiter

Dan Reichley of Columbus, Ohio, will join the staff of Ashland University’s Founders School of Continuing Education in June as a recruiter for the new online Criminal Justice undergraduate program.

Reichley, who will be primarily responsible for recruiting students from the Columbus area and in southern Ohio counties, has extensive experience as a naval recruiter in Texas and Ohio. He has worked in Sicily, California and Nevada as a career counselor, platoon commander and project supervisor.

Ashland University Offers Online School Safety Course

Ashland University Offers Online School Safety Course

Ashland University’s Professional Development “Beyond Lockdown” online safety course is being offered to school administrators, teachers and staff throughout the state as well as other interested parties.

The course instructor, Dr. Amy Klinger, associate professor of educational administration at Ashland University, is an expert in school safety and security issues and is a certified Department of Homeland Security instructor as well as a certified ALICE trainer.

Experienced Criminal Justice Professionals Hired to Lead AU's New Online Criminal Justice Program

Two Hired as Part of Ashland University’s New Online Criminal Justice Program

Two people have been hired to lead the new online criminal justice program at Ashland University. Classes begin Jan. 13, 2014, for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree completion program designed for students who have already earned an associate’s degree or completed some of their general education courses.

Joe Perry of Marion has been hired as director of the new program, while Jeffrey Shook of Lexington has been hired as lead recruiter.

AU Professional Development Services Partners with Ohio Center for Autism

AU Professional Development Services Partners with Ohio Center for Autism

Ashland University’s Professional Development Services has partnered with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) to offer online workshops that will start in early October.

“In my estimation, OCALI is the No. 1 provider of autism workshops in the world,” said Dr. Gene Linton, executive director of Professional Development Services in the Founders School at Ashland University. “It is exciting to formulate this partnership with an agency that is known for their quality work out in the field.”

Ashland University’s Founders School to Hold Open House

Ashland University’s Founders School to Hold Open House

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.

Ashland University Offers Two New Certificate Programs

Ashland University Offers Two New Certificate Programs

Ashland University is offering two new certificate programs for veterans and adult students through its Founders School of Continuing Education.

The first is a Fitness Training Certification Program, which is a self-paced, eight-week course providing 65 hours of online instruction taught by 27 of the most well-known and progressive health and fitness educators in the fitness industry.

Ashland University Offers Two New Certificate Programs

Ashland University Offers Two New Certificate Programs

Ashland University is now offering two new certificate programs for veterans and adult students through its Founders School of Continuing Education.

The first is a Fitness Training Certification Program, which is a self-paced, 8-week course providing 65 hours of online instruction taught by 27 of the most well-known and progressive health and fitness educators in the fitness industry.

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