Ashland University Signs Agreement with Whitcomb & Hess

Ashland University Signs Agreement with Whitcomb & Hess

11/8/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo last week signed a Corporate Partners Agreement with officials from Whitcomb & Hess, an Ashland  CPA and financial advising company with 25 employees.  

Whitcomb & Hess is the 21st business or organization that has signed a Corporate Partner agreement with Ashland University this academic year.

“Our firm would not be where it is today without the significant contribution from many Ashland University graduates as employees and associates,” said Jim Hess, Whitcomb & Hess majority owner. “We believe the benefits of corporate partnership with AU will be of great value to our employees and their family members.”

Dr. Campo said Ashland’s Corporate Partners Program offers the employees of for-profit and non-profit organizations opportunities and access to our degree programs at discounted rates. “Corporate Partner employees, spouses and dependents are eligible to receive the Corporate Partners Tuition Scholarship, giving greater access to our nationally ranked and fully accredited degree programs,” he said.

The Corporate Partner agreement with Whitcomb & Hess calls for:
• a $1,000 scholarship per academic year for qualified Whitcomb & Hess employees, their spouses and dependent children while pursuing an undergraduate degree. This scholarship is in addition to all other financial aid.

 • a 10 percent tuition discount for qualified Whitcomb & Hess employees, their spouses and dependent children in the form of a scholarship on any undergraduate course when not billed the full-time comprehensive rate for undergraduate tuition and a 10 percent tuition discount for Whitcomb & Hess employees and their spouse for any graduate course.

“The program is tailored to allow Ashland University to enhance employees’ performance and their success in the workplace by providing career advancement skills and valuable training opportunities,” Campo said. “In addition, it ensures that Ashland University stays connected to the business entities and help fuel our local and regional economy.” 

The Corporate Connections program also is designed to foster strategic ties between the university and businesses and organizations at the state, national and international level. He said the University has developed a “Wall of Fame,” which displays each of the organizations partnering with AU in the Corporate Connections program. 

Businesses and organizations interested in learning more about the Corporate Partners Program can call 419.207.6745 or email

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply 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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