The Oiler Express Program is now on track! Presidents from University of Findlay and Owens Community College signed an agreement yesterday that officially launched the dual-admission program, which enables students to apply once to earn an associate degree form Owens, and then seamlessly transfer to UF to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Darin Fields, UF vice president for academic affairs, described the program as “affordable, attainable,” and something “that sets students up for success in our region.”
“Those of us in the education field have accepted a call to help students find their own calling,” said UF President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. “This partnership exemplifies the shared commitment of our campuses toward this profound responsibility.”
Owens Community College President Steve Robins, Ph.D., noted Northwest Ohio students “know our ability to work with each other is key to their success in this region.” He noted the so-called “Findlay formula,” an economic development philosophy that has relied upon successful partnerships for continued success.
“We hope to send a lot of students to the University of Findlay from Owens Community College,” Robins said.