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The Holden University Center of Lakeland increases partners and programs in time for fall semester

Posted: June 14, 2016 | Updated: August 30, 2016

The Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College announces one new partner and five new programs slated to begin fall semester 2016.


John Carroll University is the latest addition to the Holden University Center partnership program. Through its partnership, John Carroll will begin offering a graduate level Reading Endorsement Program for teachers and intervention specialists. Emphasis will be placed on Ohio New Learning Standards for English Language Arts K-12, diagnostic reading assessment and evidence-based interventions, and 21st century skills. This program can be completed in one year and coursework may be applied toward a MEd from John Carroll.

“With more than 150 elementary schools in Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and eastern Cuyahoga counties, John Carroll’s partnership with Lakeland’s Holden University Center provides an excellent opportunity for local teachers and intervention specialists to advance their skills closer to home,” said Dr. Cathy Rosemary, professor of education and chair of the department of education and school psychology at John Carroll University. She added, “Adaptive to local school contexts, the program provides job-embedded coursework that allows for integration with school literacy improvement goals and plans.”

Information sessions will be held Monday, June 20, at 9-10 a.m. and an afternoon session at 4-5 p.m. at the Holden University Center. Register at or call 440.525.7535.


Franklin University will be adding two new bachelor’s degree programs at the Holden University Center this fall. A Bachelor of Science in Health Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Forensics will join the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Forensic Accounting (double-major) currently offered by Franklin.

Lake Erie College recently added two concentrations to its existing Parker Master of Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration and the Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management. Coming this fall, Lake Erie will add to its Holden University Center partnership program with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. An information session will be held Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Holden University Center. Registration is available at or call 440.525.7535.

Ursuline College adds a Doctor of Nursing Practice to its current Holden University Center partnership line up, consisting of a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and a Master of Science in Nursing.

“We are excited about the growth we are seeing at the Holden University Center,” said Kristina Willey, director for Lakeland’s Holden University Center and off-site facilities. “From our first graduating cohort three years ago to this spring graduation we have seen 438 graduates across our partnership programs. It is great to have more programs to offer recent high school and community college graduates, as well as additional graduate level offerings for career advancement opportunities for our community.”


The Holden University Center now offers 20 bachelor’s and seven graduate degree programs representing 10 university partners: Cleveland State University; Franklin University; Hiram College; John Carroll University; Kent State University; Lake Erie College; Notre Dame College; University of Akron; Ursuline College; and Youngstown State University.

For more information, visit or call 440-525-7535.

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