Liberal Arts

Capital University names new president

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Stetson University provost chosen to lead Capital University

Capital University's new president-elect spent years as a psychology professor — a background she says has been invaluable throughout her career as a higher-education administrator.

"It definitely comes in handy," said Elizabeth L. Paul this morning, after she was introduced as Capital's 16th president. She will succeed President Denvy Bowman, who said last year that he will retire in June 2016.

Being a Globally Oriented College

By Adam Weinberg
President, Denison University

What does it mean to be a globally oriented college? Are some international experiences better than others? Are colleges doing enough to integrate international students on their own campuses? And what steps can we take to improve global education for college students?

OFIC Announces Diversity Best Practice Awards for 2015-16

OFIC is pleased to announce that Libbey Inc. and the TimkenSteel Corporation have combined funds to award four grants of $5,000 to support diversity programs on member campuses to be implemented during the 2015-16 academic year.  Programs address all forms of diversity (ethnic, gender, national origin [language barriers], sexual orientation, etc.) and embrace campus diversity.

Denison University

LGBTQ Online: Creating a Safe and Supporting Campus for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning students through interactive online modules for faculty, staff and students

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

The MVNU SHINE FORTH Mural Project

Otterbein University

Promoting ongoing conversations about race and privilege at Otterbein University

Wilmington College

Wilmington College CONNECTIONS

2014/15 Annual Report/Case Statement

The 2014/15 OFIC Annual Campaign was record-breaking. See how your gifts are changing the lives of the 95,000 students attending our member colleges and universities in our annual report/case statement. Also, find out how Ohio's independent colleges are making a difference by viewing the latest statistics in our graphs & supporting materials.

Value of a college degree becomes more evident than ever (MSN Money)

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Factory jobs dwindled over the past several decades, and instead of low-skill, low-wage service work filling the void left by manufacturing's decline, a new report shows that college-educated workers have taken over a much bigger share of the economy. 

While the makeup of the labor force has changed, the shift has not been from a manufacturing-driven economy to one underpinned by legions of people in dead-end fast-food jobs. Rather, the country's economic value is now largely propped up by college graduates.

For the report, published Monday by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown's Anthony Carnevale and Stephen Rose analyzed several sets of government data to show that job opportunities for college-educated workers have grown, and college graduates produce more than half of the country's economic value. From 1967 to 2007, the share of high- skill management and professional jobs rose 14 percent, and that those jobs represent 35 percent of all U.S. jobs. Over the same period, opportunities for low-skill workers declined 10 percent. These low-skill labor roles, such as fast-food server, retail worker, and dishwasher, now make up only 29 percent of jobs...

2012 OFIC Service-Learning Leadership Award recipient Jenelle Krumlauf named to Business First's Forty under 40

Jenelle Krumlauf, founder and president of Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids, and 2012 OFIC Service-Learning Leadership award recipient (Ohio Dominican University '13), has been named to Columbus Business First's Forty under 40 list this year.

Ashland University Names New President

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Board of Trustees has announced that it has hired Dr. Carlos Campo as the 30th president of Ashland University. Campo has considerable experience in higher education, including serving as president of Regent University. He will start in his new role on June 1, 2015.

“We have conducted a thorough, national search for our next leader, and we are very excited to be able to announce that Dr. Carlos Campo has been selected to serve as the next president of Ashland University,” said AU Board Chair Lisa Miller. “Dr. Campo is a proven, highly motivated and accomplished higher education professional with more than 25 years of exemplary experience, from professor to university president.”

Campo replaces Dr. William Crothers, who is serving as an interim president for one year while the board launched a national search for the new president.

The newly selected president and his wife, Karen, said they were anxious to get settled in Ashland.

“Karen and I look forward to getting to know the Ashland community,” Campo said. “In our brief visit, we were impressed by how kindly we were treated and the real sense of community we felt.”

Campo also noted that “the Ashland University community blends excellence and tradition in such a way that reflected their commitment to quality and the individual. We are honored and blessed to become a part of Eagle Nation.”

We don’t need more STEM majors...

We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

The ability to draw from other disciplines produces better scientists. (The Washington Post)

In business and at every level of government, we hear how important it is to graduate more students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, as our nation’s competitiveness depends on it...