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James W. Fonseca, Interim Executive Dean for Regional Campuses
Stephen M. Flaherty, Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
Marty Tuck, Interim Dean, Chillicothe Campus
Richard W. Greenlee, Dean, Eastern Campus
James Smith, Dean, Lancaster Campus
William R. Willan, Dean, Southern Campus
Richard W. Greenlee, Interim Dean, Zanesville Campus
Regional campuses provide access to Ohio University degree programs for commuting students throughout southeastern Ohio. Students may attend classes at regional campuses in Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster, St. Clairsville, and Zanesville, and at centers in Proctorville and Pickerington, or access classes through distance technologies. Students enrolled in applied management, criminal justice, communication studies, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, social work, nursing, specialized studies, and technology and applied studies can complete the entire baccalaureate degree program on a regional campus.
The Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees are available on all campuses, and an array of technical programs leading to either the Associate in Applied Business or the Associate in Applied Science is available on most campuses. Students interested in pursuing other baccalaureate degree not offered at the regional campuses can complete at least the first two years of nearly all of the baccalaureate majors available at Ohio University, before relocating to the Athens campus to complete their degrees. In many cases, students can go well beyond the first two years, and in selected programs, the entire baccalaureate degree can be completed. Regional campuses also offer, in cooperation with the Athens campus, on a rotating basis, selected graduate degree programs.
Regional campuses have an open admissions policy for high school graduates. Ohio high school graduates who can commute from home to one of the regional campuses will be admitted as regular full-time or special part-time students. This decision is based on the high school transcript, and Scholastic Aptitude Test or American College Test (preferred) scores. The regional campuses have no residence halls.
Ohio University – Chillicothe, founded in 1946 as the first regional campus in Ohio, is located on a 100-acre campus on the western edge of Chillicothe, 45 miles south of Columbus in rural south-central Ohio. The Chillicothe campus serves students by providing the academic foundations of a university education, as well as career-oriented professional and technical programs and a variety of cultural opportunities. Among campus offerings are two-year technology programs in business management, child development, computer science technology, environmental engineering, human services, law enforcement, nursing, and office technology, as well as the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Individualized Studies, and baccalaureate degrees in business management, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, communication studies, specialized studies, nursing, and technical and applied studies. Time- and site-specific master’s degrees are offered on a rotating basis.
The Ohio University Eastern campus was established in 1957, is located in St. Clairsville, Ohio. The campus consists of two buildings, Wilson Shannon Hall (1967) and the Health and Physical Education Center (1997), sitting in the midst of just over 300 acres of rolling hills in rural, eastern Ohio. Accessible directly from Interstate 70, the campus is about five miles from St. Clairsville, Ohio, 14 miles from Wheeling, West Virginia, and 34 miles from Cambridge, Ohio. The campus also provides increased access to education through the provision of online and compressed video courses. The Eastern campus offers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, and all of the coursework for the following baccalaureate programs: applied management, early and middle childhood education, health services administration, communication studies, criminal justice, social work, history, exercise physiology, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies. Time- and site-specific master’s degrees are offered on a rotating basis.
The Lancaster campus, established in 1956, encompasses 113 acres on Route 37 on the northern edge of Lancaster. It serves students throughout central and southeastern Ohio by providing the academic foundations of a university education, as well as career-oriented professional and technical programs and a variety of cultural opportunities. Ohio University Lancaster offers two-year technology programs in accounting, business management, child development, computer science, electronic media, health, human services, industrial maintenance, law enforcement, and medical assisting, as well as associate’s degrees in arts, science, and individualized studies. Baccalaureate degrees can be earned in applied management, communication studies, criminal justice, early and middle childhood education, health services administration, history, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies.
The Pickerington Center opened on Stonecreek Drive in 2000 in a location convenient to metropolitan Columbus, to serve the growing population of northern Fairfield County. Baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice, organizational communication, specialized studies, and technical and applied studies can be completed at the Center.
Both facilities offer time- and site-specific master’s degrees on a rotating basis.
Founded in 1956, Ohio University - Southern is located in Ironton, at the center of the metropolitan area that forms the Tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Serving approximately 1,800 students from the surrounding area each semester, the Southern campus consists of four academic buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Technology driven, the campus features an on-site television studio and educational channel, an Internet-radio station, a distance learning room, campuswide wireless Internet coverage, PC and MAC computer labs, and a cyber café.In addition to the Ironton campus, Ohio University Southern has four satellite locations. The newly-constructed Proctorville Center serves students from eastern Lawrence and Gallia counties in Ohio and the Huntington, West Virginia area. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Ohio University Southern Nature Center is located in nearby Wayne National Forest at the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. The Ohio University Southern Ohio Horse Park, a 184-acre equine facility, is located 14 miles from the campus in Franklin Furnace, and consists of classrooms, competition arenas, a riding barn, horse stalls, equine reproduction center, and a therapeutic riding center. The Ohio University Southern Child Development Center is located in Hanging Rock.
Ohio University - Southern also has an on-site, full service agency, Travel World, which provides professional travel planning services to all of the Ohio University campuses and to the general public. Among campus offerings are two-year technology programs in accounting, business management, child development, computer science, electronic media, equine studies, health, human services, law enforcement, nursing, and office technology. In addition, students can complete baccalaureate degrees in business administration, communication, criminal justice, economics, education, health services administration, history, specialized studies, nursing, technical and applied studies and applied management. A variety of time- and site-specific master’s degrees, as well as noncredit courses for business and industry, are offered on a rotating basis.
Founded in 1939, initially an adult education center, the Ohio University Zanesville campus was established as a regional campus in 1946. The campus enrolls approximately 2,100 students, taught by 50 resident faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members. It shares a 179-acre campus with Zane State College. Ohio University Zanesville offers the first two years of more than 100 academic majors, as well as bachelor’s degrees in applied management, criminal justice, communication studies, early childhood education, middle childhood education, health services administration, history, social work, nursing, specialized studies, and technology and applied studies. In addition, the campus offers associate degrees in nursing, electronic media, science, arts, and individualized studies. Ohio University Zanesville offers a variety of master’s degrees on a rotating basis as well as non-credit courses and training for business and industry. The nationally accredited Zanesville nursing program has prepared registered nurses for more than 35 years. The campus features computer labs, a conference center, a 300-seat auditorium, a learning advancement center, a community park, and a gymnasium and fitness center. Ohio University Zanesville students participate in a variety of men’s and women’s sports.
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