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Thursday – Nov. 20, 2014
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens and Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey S. Mearns today signed a comprehensive academic agreement designed to produce a smooth pathway for Cincinnati State students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at NKU.
The agreement is the most comprehensive to date between the two institutions, and notable in that it involves academic standards across two state networks.
“Today is a celebration. It is a celebration for our students,” President Mearns said, during today’s signing ceremony. “It reflects our shared mission to serve our students.”
President Owens said Cincinnati State and NKU are complementary institutions that have been labeled “great secrets” for far too long. Strengthening the partnership, he said, will help more students achieve success. “We are proud of the role we play in creating the middle class,” he said.
Today’s signing ceremony signals the launch of the “CSTATE 2 NKU Program,” which has a number of features that will allow participating students to take advantage of resources at both schools. For example:
Cincinnati State has a longstanding relationship with NKU, as it does with most other four-year institutions in the region. In recent years the Clifton-based technical and community college has put an increased emphasis on developing articulation agreements designed to ease the process for its graduates who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree after earning their associate’s degree.
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