Press Releases

Franklin Hosts 147th Commencement Ceremony

Released September 15, 2014

Franklin University will hold its 147th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, September 21st, 2014, during which nearly 600 degree candidates will receive their diplomas. This commencement ceremony will take place at The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St in downtown Columbus.

Melissa Gutierrez Elected to Franklin University Board of Trustees

Released September 12, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Melissa Gutierrez, Senior Vice President of Property & Casualty Staff Sales, Nationwide Insurance to its Board of Trustees. Gutierrez was recommended by the Trusteeship Governance Committee during its July meeting.

Franklin University Offers New Entrepreneurship - Bachelor of Science Degree

Released June 30, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new Entrepreneurship - Bachelor of Science program to the Ross College of Business offerings beginning in Fall 2014.

Franklin University Offers New Social Sciences - Bachelor of Science Degree

Released June 30, 2014

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Social Science - Bachelor of Science program to the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology offerings beginning in Fall 2014.

Franklin University Announces New Expanded Education Partnership Program with the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety

Released June 17, 2014

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce the expansion of its Education Partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) to now include the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety (DPS) and their spouses, as well as IMPD Leadership Academy students and alumni.

Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

Released June 6, 2014

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn how a master’s degree from Franklin University can help achieve career goals.

Dr. Pamela Shay Awarded the Frank V. Mastrianna Education Leader of the Year Award

Released June 6, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce Dr. Pam Shay has been awarded the Frank V. Mastrianna Education Leader of the Year Award by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The honor is awarded by IACBE to honor members of the IACBE community who are exemplary higher education leaders and who have made significant contributions to an institution of higher education or a higher education organization.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released May 12, 2014

Franklin University celebrated its 146th Commencement on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin recognized Dr. Garry McDaniel and Larry baker from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin Hosts 146th Commencement Ceremony

Released May 6, 2014

Franklin University will hold its 146th Commencement Ceremony this Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m., during which more than 500 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University and Urbana University Partnership Agreement FAQs

Released April 29, 2014

Franklin University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education and leading educator of working adults in central Ohio has entered into a partnership agreement with Urbana University, a private university in west central Ohio effective April 28, 2014. The following are a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help answer any questions you may have regarding this announcement.

Franklin University and Urbana University Announce Partnership Agreement

Released April 29, 2014

Franklin University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education and leading educator of working adults in central Ohio has entered into a partnership agreement with Urbana University, a private university in west central Ohio effective April 28, 2014.

Rhodes State College and Franklin University Partnership allows students to earn bachelors’ degrees at Rhodes

Released March 24, 2014

Students can now earn two bachelors’ degrees in five semesters on the Rhodes State College campus through a partnership with Franklin University. Today, the two institutions signed a formal agreement that will allow Rhodes State graduates and anyone in the community with an associate’s degree to enroll in an accelerated program, taught by Franklin faculty, to concurrently earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and one in Management & Leadership.

Franklin University Selected as 2014 Francis Miner Grant for Social Transformation Recipient

Released February 26, 2014

Franklin University’s College of Health & Public Administration is pleased to announce it has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Francis Miner Grant for Social Transformation for its Franklin University “Voices from Inside” program.

Franklin University Receives Specialized Accreditation for Additional Programs

Released February 18, 2014

Franklin University is proud to announce it has been granted specialized accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for two additional Ross College of Business programs, Financial Planning and Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Franklin University Becomes GreenSpot

Released February 14, 2014

Franklin University is proud to announce it has officially become a GreenSpot member. As a member, Franklin joins the ranks of households, businesses, and community groups across Columbus who have gone green.

Franklin University Corporal Otte Marine Completion Scholarship

Released January 31, 2014

Franklin University is proud to announce the Corporal Otte Marine Completion Scholarship. Named for Paul J. Otte, Franklin’s previous president, the scholarship was originally established in 2007 by the Board of Trustees, in appreciation of his more than 20 years of leadership working to fulfill the needs of the University’s students.

Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

Released January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn how a master’s degree from Franklin University can help achieve career goals.

Franklin University Awarded Honorable Mention in 2014 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education

Released January 27, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has been named an Honorable Mention winner in the annual Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education. Franklin's Honorable Mention designation recognizes its best practices within its international partnership with the Wroclaw School of Banking in Wroclaw, Poland.

Franklin University M.S. in Accounting AGAIN Designated a “Best Buy

Released January 27, 2014

Franklin University is proud to announce its online Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program has been independently reviewed and once again ranked by GetEducated.com as a "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online graduate degree.

Franklin University Announces New Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

Released January 23, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce its hiring of Markel Snyder as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives. His addition to the team of academic and technology leaders assembled at Franklin will further advance the collaborative vision utilized among the University’s global and domestic partners.

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elects New Member

Released January 22, 2014

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Stan Partlow, Managing Director, Security and Aviation, American Electric Power Company Inc., to its Board of Trustees.  Partlow was recommended by the Trusteeship Governance Committee during its January meeting and will be serving on the Academic/Student Committee and the Infrastructure Committee.

Franklin University Announces International Institute for Innovative Instruction

Released January 22, 2014

Franklin University announces the creation of its International Institute for Innovative Instruction (“the Institute”). Capitalizing on the University’s curriculum design and faculty expertise, the Institute physically and intellectually integrates all of Franklin’s design-related functions and design-related academic programs under one roof, located at 236 E. Town Street.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released January 13, 2014

Franklin University celebrated its 145th Commencement on Sunday, Jan.12. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin recognized Stephanie Wagenschein and Dr. Ron Hartung from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin Hosts 145th Commencement Ceremony

Released January 7, 2014

Franklin University will hold its 145th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, during which nearly 600 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University Student Selected as First Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship Recipient

Released December 19, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce the first Clarke Price Accounting Scholarship has been awarded to Harry Edwards, an Iraqi war veteran and Master of Science in Accounting student at Franklin.

Franklin University Selected as a Repeat Top Military-Friendly School

Released December 19, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the coveted Military Advanced Education (MAE) list of Top Military-Friendly Universities in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, adding to its recent Military Friendly designation by G.I. Jobs.

Franklin University of Ohio Assists Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy Alumni Association

Released December 6, 2013

Franklin University is proud to help the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy Alumni Association (IMPDLAAA) with their efforts to support the leadership academy through its sponsorship of its recent social and fundraising event.

Franklin University Hosts Inaugural Study Abroad Event

Released December 5, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce the successful launch of its inaugural study abroad program for domestically enrolled students.

Franklin University MBA Program Celebrates its 20 Years

Released November 20, 2013

Franklin University proudly announces its MBA program has reached its 20-year milestone. With over 5,000 MBA alumni, including students from its four of its ten international partner institutions, Franklin is proud to exemplify their dedication, hard work and achievement as part of the program’s 20th anniversary.

Attend Franklin University’s Open House in Beavercreek

Released October 24, 2013

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Franklin’s Beavercreek team will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

Released October 7, 2013

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University MBA Offering in Poland Ranks Among the Country’s Best

Released September 17, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce the University’s MBA offering at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) in Poland recently ranked 8th in the 2013 Polish MBA program rankings provided by the Perspektywy Education Foundation.

Franklin University M.S.-Computer Science designated a "Best Buy"

Released September 16, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce its online M.S. Computer Science (MSCS) has again been ranked by GetEducated.com as a "Best Buy" for students seeking a high quality, low-cost online degree. A GetEducated "Best Online University" affordability ranking indicates that an online master's program has been independently reviewed, compared to its peers in a comprehensive national survey, and found to offer one of the best values in online graduate education for technology students nationwide.

Franklin University Designated A Military Friendly School

Released September 10, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released September 9, 2013

Franklin University celebrated its 144th Commencement on Sunday, Sept. 8. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin recognized Wendy Neaville and Dr. Souren Soumbatiants from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin Hosts 144th Commencement Ceremony

Released September 4, 2013

Franklin University will hold its 144th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m., during which nearly 650 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Central Ohio), Jordan A. Miller, Jr. will make the keynote address.

Franklin University Receives Approval to Offer Classes Onsite at the Community College of Beaver County

Released September 4, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has received approval  from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Bureau of Post-secondary and Adult Education) to offer programs onsite at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) in Monaca, Pa. 

Franklin University Announces Ross College of Business

Released August 28, 2013

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the naming of its business college as the Stanley M. and Richard M. Ross College of Business.

Franklin University Launches Online Newsroom and Virtual Campus Tour

Released August 7, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce the launch of its new Online Newsroom and Franklin Virtual Tour (mobile app). The online platforms are designed to enhance the sharing of university information and community engagement between Franklin University and its respective audiences.

Franklin University Announces New Education Partnership Program with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Released July 30, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce its new Education Partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD). Through this new partnership, members of IMPD have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals through an agreement that provides tuition benefits through Franklin University.

Franklin University Appoints Community Technical Regional Manager-North Central State College

Released July 30, 2013

Franklin University announces the appointment of Joseph Smith as Community College Regional Manager-North Central State College (NCSC) for its Community College Alliance (CCA).

Franklin University Appoints Executive Director

Released July 30, 2013

The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Day-Haeger as the Executive Director of its Center for Continuing Education (CCE).

Franklin University Hosts Third Criminal Justice Speaker Series Event

Released July 29, 2013

Franklin’s College of Health & Public Administration will present the third event in the Criminal Justice Speaker series, an event featuring extraordinary criminal justice professionals sharing their experiences and unique perspectives of the criminal justice system.The next event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and will feature a panel discussion on the Death Penalty: Deterrence, Retribution, & Social Justice.

Franklin University Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended

Released July 29, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has extended the abstract submission deadline to Aug. 30 for its inaugural Scholarship Forum: From the Classroom to the Field and Beyond: Poster Presentations.

Franklin University and Beavercreek Young Professionals Announce Partnership

Released June 26, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce its Educational Partnership with the Beavercreek Young Professionals (BYP) organization, part of the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce. Through this new partnership, the two organizations utilize affordable, high quality educational opportunities to meet the professional needs of BYP’s members and the community.

Franklin University’s Dublin Location To Host Undergraduate Open House

Released June 20, 2013

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Undergraduate Majors at its Dublin Location on Tuesday, July 23. Franklin faculty and advisors will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University Appoints College of Business Department Chairs

Released June 20, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. JoAnna Williamson as the Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, as well as Dr. Martina Peng, C.F.P. as Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics within the College of Business.

Franklin University Appoints Dean of Students

Released June 20, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lynne Hull as Dean of Students. Her experience in developing student programs, advising, student services, and enrollment bring a comprehensive level of experience and expertise to continue the University’s commitment to supporting student success.

Attend Franklin University’s Undergraduate Open House

Released June 17, 2013

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Undergraduate Majors – including the new Risk Management & Insurance degree program.

Franklin University Offers New B.S.- Risk Management & Insurance

Released May 30, 2013

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S.-Risk Management & Insurance program to the College of Business offerings beginning in Fall 2013.

Franklin University Nursing Program Achieves CCNE Accreditation

Released May 30, 2013

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted accreditation to its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (RN to BSN).

Franklin University and ATIC Announce Partnership

Released May 22, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce its Educational Partnership with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) to include a tuition discount for all ATIC faculty, staff, students, and alumni who enroll in a Franklin degree program. In addition, graduates of ATIC’s Analyst Boot Camp (ABC) program are eligible to receive transfer credits at Franklin University.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released May 13, 2013

Franklin University celebrated its 143rd Commencement on Sunday, May 12. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin recognized Klaus Fricke and Dr. Joel Gardner from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin Hosts 143rd Commencement Ceremony

Released May 7, 2013

Mother’s Day is not the only event this coming Sunday that calls for a celebration. Franklin University will hold its 143rd Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 12, during which nearly 700 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTS NEW TRUSTEE MEMBER

Released April 19, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Jamie Crane, a community advocate currently serving on the boards of Goodwill Columbus, Upper Arlington Community Foundation, and the Columbus Foundation Reese-Shackelford Supporting Organization, as its newest Board member. Crane was recommended by the Trusteeship Governance Committee during its April meeting.

Franklin University Faculty Member Earns Fellow Status

Released March 17, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce Dr. Leslie Mathew, Program Chair, Healthcare Management, has passed the ACHE Board of Governor's exam, and combined with his years of leadership and professional development, has met all requirements to earn status as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Franklin University Wins Collegiate Advertising Awards

Released March 4, 2013

Franklin University is proud to announce it has been awarded a Bronze, Silver, and Gold award as part of the Collegiate Advertising Awards for its 2012 marketing campaigns.

Franklin University Wins Educational Advertising Awards

Released March 4, 2013

Franklin University is proud to be the recipient of two Merit Awards from the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Franklin University Call for Abstracts

Released March 1, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce its inaugural Scholarship Forum: From the Classroom to the Field and Beyond: Poster Presentations. The forum will showcase the innovative and important works of students, faculty, alumni, and community partners

Three Franklin University Faculty Members Named Top Business Professors in Ohio

Released February 22, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce three College of Business faculty members have been named to the Statestats.com “Top 22 Business Professors in Ohio” list. The University proudly congratulates Dr. Doug Ross, Dr. Timothy Reymann, and Dr. Wendell Seaborne for their inclusion in the Top Business Professors in Ohio list.

Franklin University of Ohio Announces New Education Partnership Program with Indiana Park and Recreation Association

Released February 20, 2013

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce its new Education Partnership with Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). Through this new partnership, the two organizations have found a way to serve their education and independence-focused missions by creating affordable, high quality education opportunities for the dedicated members and employees of IPRA.

Franklin University’s Training Center Announces New Identity and Expanded Offerings

Released February 4, 2013

Franklin University is pleased to announce the rebranding of its Center for Professional Training & Development (CPTD) as the Center for Continuing Education (CCE). As part of the new identity, participants will have access to a new learning portal and expanded course offerings, while internal staff and faculty will enjoy a new business model and improved central operations.

Franklin University Staff Member Garners AMA Awards

Released January 24, 2013

Christine Allen (Franklin University MBA Program Coordinator) is the proud recipient of two Achievement in Marketing (AIM) awards at the Columbus American Marketing Association AIM Awards. The annual award ceremony showcases the most outstanding and unique efforts of the marketing and communication community.

New Board of Trustees Chairman Elected

Released January 18, 2013

During its regularly scheduled January meeting, Franklin University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Gary Flynn as its new chairman. Flynn replaces Gary James, who served as Board Chair for the past term.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released January 7, 2013

Franklin University celebrated its 142nd Commencement on Sunday, Jan.6. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin recognized Paul Sweeney and Dr. Ed DeJaegher from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin University Alum Receives Bronze Star

Released January 4, 2013

Franklin University is proud to recognize alumni Zachary Dozer, who has been awarded a Bronze Star. The Bronze Star, the fourth-highest combat decoration, is awarded for acts of heroism, merit or meritorious service, and was awarded to Dozer for his service in Afghanistan in 2012.

Franklin University Receives Cardinal Health Foundation Grant

Released January 3, 2013

Franklin University is proud to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships for students transferring from Columbus State Community College (CSCC) into Franklin University’s healthcare-related majors.

Franklin Hosts 142nd Commencement Ceremony

Released January 3, 2013

Franklin University will hold its 142nd Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, during which nearly 700 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University of Ohio Approved to Offer Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Released December 19, 2012

Franklin University of Ohio, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce it has received approval from the Board for Proprietary Education of Indiana to offer four new undergraduate and four new graduate programs at the University’s Indianapolis location.

Franklin University Celebrates a Year of Accomplishments

Released December 18, 2012

Franklin University is proud to conclude another year in its 110 year history, celebrating the launch of a number of new academic programs and new locations that enable a broader community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world.

Franklin University and Southern State Community College Host Signing Event

Released December 13, 2012

Franklin University and Southern State Community College (SSCC) hosted an event to officially mark the signing of the co-location agreement between the two institutions, offering Franklin classes at SSCC’s Fayette campus.

Franklin University Test Center Earns National Recognition

Released November 30, 2012

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, is pleased to announce it has been awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) for its Student Learning Center (SLC).

Franklin University Hosts Grand Opening Event for New Beavercreek, Ohio Location

Released November 9, 2012

Franklin University hosted its Beavercreek location grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 8, providing government, business, and community members with an opportunity to tour the new facility as well as socialize with representatives from the University.

Franklin University and North Central State College Host Signing Event

Released November 6, 2012

Franklin University and North Central State College hosted an event to officially mark the signing of the co-location agreement between the two institutions, offering Franklin classes at North Central’s Shelby campus.

Franklin University and Zane State College Host Signing Event

Released November 5, 2012

Franklin University and Zane State College hosted an event to officially mark the signing of the co-location agreement between the two institutions, offering Franklin classes at Zane State College’s Cambridge location.

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elects New Board Member

Released November 1, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Cindy Keitch, Senior Vice President and Retail In-Store Channel Director, Huntington National Bank, as its newest Board member. Keitch was recommended by the Board Nominating Committee during a recent meeting.

Franklin University Sponsors Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Released October 9, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce it will sponsor this year’s Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Expo at the Wright State Nutter Center on Oct. 25. In addition to more than 60 business displays, the event will feature an informative seminar presented by Franklin University, discussing the importance of social media in today’s business environment.

Franklin University of Ohio Annouces New Education Partnership Program

Released October 8, 2012

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce its new partnership with The Stratford, providing greater access to higher education for a broader community of working adults in Hamilton County.

Franklin University Hosts Undergraduate Open House

Released October 8, 2012

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Undergraduate Majors – including Information Systems Auditing, Public Administration, and Social Media Design. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University to Host Graduate Programs Open House

Released October 2, 2012

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University Appoints Student Support Coordinator for New Beavercreek Location

Released September 29, 2012

Franklin University announced the appointment of Megan Fourcaud as the Student Support Coordinator for its new Regional Location in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Franklin University Announces New Council of Presidents Member

Released September 29, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its newest member, Dr. Kathleen Lee, Chancellor of the Central Indiana Region for Ivy Tech Community College, to its Community College Alliance (CCA) Council of Presidents.

Franklin University of Ohio Announces Indiana Hospital Association Sponsorship

Released September 27, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce it will participate as a sponsor of the 2012 Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) Annual Meeting Oct. 1-3. The sponsoring of such an important and impactful event is a natural outreach of the University's R.N. to B.S.N. major.

Franklin University of Ohio Appoints Student Support Coordinator

Released September 27, 2012

Franklin University of Ohio announced it has appointed Roland Graham as the Student Support Coordinator of its Indianapolis location. Graham most recently served as a Program Consultant for Orbis Education.

Franklin University Appoints Campus Director for New Beavercreek Location

Released September 25, 2012

Franklin University announced it has appointed Sandy Brubaker as the Campus Director for its new Regional Location in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Franklin University Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs Magazine

Released September 17, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has been awarded the designation of Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

141st Commencement Ceremony Welcomes Special Graduate from Slovakia

Released September 17, 2012

Celebrating the achievement of their academic goals, on Sunday, Sept. 9, nearly 600 students earned degrees at Franklin University’s Summer 2012 Commencement ceremony. Keynote speaker and Honorary Doctorate of Community Leadership recipient, Lawrence L. Fisher, and graduating M.S. in Accounting student Renee Zysk addressed the graduates. Joining Commencement was Igor Lukac, a graduating MBA student from Franklin’s first cohort at the University of Economics (EUBA) in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award Recipients Announced

Released September 11, 2012

Franklin University celebrated its 141st Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, Sept. 9. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Dr. Timothy Reymann and Dr. Wendell Seaborne from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin University Announces Four New Graduate Programs

Released September 5, 2012

The University is pleased to announce the addition of four new graduate programs to its academic offerings beginning in Winter 2013.

Franklin University Announces New Online Financial Aid Tool

Released September 4, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce the launch of its newest online feature, allowing students to accept or decline their Federal Direct Student Loans with the simple click of a mouse.

Franklin Hosts 141st Commencement Ceremony

Released September 4, 2012

Franklin University will hold its 141st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, September 9, 2012, during which nearly 600 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University of Ohio to Host IHA On the CUSP: CAUTI Initiative Learning Session

Released August 9, 2012

Franklin University of Ohio is proud to announce it will host the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) for its initial On the CUSP: CAUTI Initiative Learning Session. The session will have an educational and collaborative focus, and will serve as the primary implementation strategy for the Hospital Engagement Network’s (HEN) Partnership for Patients activities.

Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business Held at Franklin University

Released August 1, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce it will serve as location host for the Aug. 8, 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business.

Franklin University Announces Exchange Visitor

Released July 31, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce the visit of Dr. Joanna Nogiec from the Wroclaw School of Banking, as a Short-Term Scholar. Dr. Nogiec’s visit to Franklin University was conducted as part of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Exchange Visitor Program.

Academic Admissions Advisor Appointed for Northeast Ohio Co-Locations

Released July 29, 2012

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, announced the appointment of Wadzi Hoert as the Academic Admissions Advisor for its two new northeast Ohio co-locations.

Academic Admissions Advisor Appointed in Beavervcreek

Released July 27, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Garringer as the Academic Admissions Advisor of its new Regional Location in Beavercreek, Ohio.

New Partnership with Nexus Valve Announced

Released July 25, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce its new partnership with Nexus Valve, providing greater access to higher education for a broader community of Indianapolis’ working adults. Through Franklin University’s Education Partnership Program, these two organizations have found a way to serve their education-focused missions by creating affordable and high quality education options for the hard working employees of Nexus Valve.

Franklin University Offers Completion Scholarship for Mountain State University Students

Released July 24, 2012

In response to the July 10 accreditation announcement by Mountain State University (MSU), Franklin University is pleased to announce its Completion Scholarship for MSU students admitted into a Franklin degree-seeking program.

Multi-State Authorization Workshop

Released July 20, 2012

Franklin University hosted a two-day workshop to provide consultation and guidance on the complexities of multi-state authorization. The purpose of the workshop was to educate a broad spectrum of institutional personnel that have the common attribute of navigating state authorization compliance as a result of the 2010 U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rules.

Franklin Hosts Undergraduate Majors Open House

Released June 27, 2012

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Undergraduate Majors – including our newest majors, Healthcare Information, Information Systems Auditing, Public Administration, and Social Media Design.

New Regional Location and Co Locations

Released June 26, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to expand its program offerings through a new regional location as well as through co-location agreements with five community colleges.

Graduate Programs Open House

Released June 20, 2012

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Third Annual STAR Awards Held

Released June 11, 2012

On Saturday, June 9, Franklin University held its third annual Scholarship, Teaching, Advancement, and Results (STAR) awards ceremony recognizing more than 100 adjunct faculty members.

New Information Systems Auditing Major Announced

Released June 4, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S.-Information Systems Auditing (ISA) to the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology's on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2012.

Franklin University Announced Public Administration Major

Released June 4, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S.-Public Administration to its College of Health & Public Administration on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2012.

New Social Media Design Major Announced

Released June 4, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new Social Media Design (SMD) Bachelor of Science degree to the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2012.

Franklin University Offers Newly Enhanced Online Healthcare Information Management Major

Released May 24, 2012

Franklin University now offers a newly enhanced online Healthcare Information Major, providing students with the skills necessary to lead in this cutting-edge field where healthcare meets information technology.

Department Chair Appointed

Released May 16, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Klingler as Chair of the Department of Humanities & Communication Art, in the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology. His professional experience and educational background provide the perfect credentials to lead the University’s Department of Social Sciences and Natural Sciences within the College of Arts, Sciences & Technology.

Franklin Board of Trustees Elects New Member

Released May 16, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Cindy Keitch as a new Board member. Keitch was recommended by the Board Nominating Committee during its April meeting.

Franklin University Celebrates Two Milestones

Released May 16, 2012

In addition to hosting its 140th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2012, Franklin University also celebrated the graduation of its 5,000th MBA student.

Bailey Award Recipients Announced

Released May 14, 2012

Franklin University celebrated its 140th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, May 13, 2012. Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Timothy Gagliardo and Larry Baker from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Franklin University Holds 140th Commencement Ceremony

Released May 8, 2012

Franklin University will hold its 140th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2012, during which nearly 800 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University Faculty and Staff Members Garner PRSA Award

Released April 24, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce Dr. Doug Ross and Christine Allen have received the Award of Excellence in the Speeches/Non-profit category for their international commencement address delivered in Wroclaw, Poland. The recognition was awarded during the 2012 Central Ohio PRSA's PRism awards ceremony.

Community College Regional Manager Appointed

Released April 11, 2012

Franklin University announced it has appointed Tambra Johnson as the Community College Regional Manager (CCRM) of its Indianapolis location. Johnson’s position continues the strong relationship Franklin University holds with Ivy Tech Community College and helps provides the opportunity for students to achieve their education goals.

Franklin University Hosts First Event in Criminal Justice Speaker Series

Released April 3, 2012

Franklin University’s College of Health & Public Administration is pleased to present its new Criminal Justice Speaker series, a speakers series featuring extraordinary criminal justice professionals sharing their experiences within the criminal justice system. The series will present its inaugural event on Monday, May 7 beginning at 7 p.m. with featured speaker Maureen O’Conner, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Franklin University’s Largest Fire Officer I Cohort Graduates

Released April 3, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce the graduation of its largest Fire Officer I cohort since the inception of the certificate program in 2010. The ceremony, held Friday, May 30 in a ceremony in Fisher Hall on Franklin’s Main Campus downtown, celebrated the successful completion of the Center for Professional Training & Development’s 10-week online course designed to give firefighters the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to the role of Fire Officer.

Franklin University President Joins Regional Business Leaders for Senator Brown’s Fifth Annual Ohio College and University Presidents Conference

Released March 29, 2012

Franklin University President David Decker participated in U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)’s fifth annual college and university presidents conference in Washington, D.C., joining more than 50 presidents from colleges and universities across Ohio.

2012 Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium

Released March 14, 2012

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, the Franklin University Leadership Center will host its ninth annual Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Leadership Symposium - an event focused on raising the level of leadership in central Ohio. The Symposium brings together central Ohio leaders for a unique day dedicated to raising the level of leadership in business, government, education, and community organizations.

Franklin University Hosts Undergraduate Open House

Released February 17, 2012

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to learn about Franklin’s Undergraduate Majors. Franklin staff and faculty will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student.

Franklin University Announces Expansion of PromoWest Partnership

Released February 15, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce it is continuing its partnership with PromoWest for an additional two year period to include the 2012-2013 concert series. The relationship, started in 2010, provides the University with an exceptional opportunity to expose a diverse audience to the University.

Franklin University Sponsors Last Chance for the Boston

Released February 10, 2012

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Last Chance for the Boston race on Sunday, February 26 in Dublin, Ohio.

Polish Delegation to Attend International Innovations in Education Forum

Released February 9, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the Feb. 13 visit of academic officials from TEB Akademia (TEB) in Poland for the International Innovations in Education Forum. The week-long program sponsored by Franklin University focuses on the exchange of ideas surrounding curriculum design, teaching effectiveness and student services in higher education.

Franklin University MBA Cohort to Begin in Macedonia

Released February 8, 2012

Franklin University and the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola (UKLO) are pleased to announce the start of the first Franklin MBA cohort in classes held in Macedonia. In addition to being the first Franklin MBA cohort at UKLO, this MBA program holds the distinction of being the first American MBA offered in Macedonia.

Franklin University Launches International Subsequent Degree Program

Released February 6, 2012

Franklin University is proud to announce the start of its international Business Administration (BSAD) Subsequent Degree program, providing further access to educational opportunities for a global audience of students.

Franklin University Announces NASPAA Membership

Released February 1, 2012

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce it has been accepted for membership in the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Franklin MBA Now Available in Delaware

Released February 1, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its MBA Program to students through its Delaware location beginning this September.  Recent approval by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the MBA program at its Delaware location expands Franklin University’s ability to provide educational access to students in Delaware, Ohio. 

Franklin Computer Science Student Earns IBM Distinction

Released January 25, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce Christopher Simons, a student in the Computer Science Major, successfully completed Part 2 of the distinguished 2011 IBM Master the Mainframe contest. Fewer than 10% of the students, who entered this year’s contest, achieved Part 2 completion distinction.

Franklin University of Ohio Offers New R.N. to B.S.N. Major Online

Released January 23, 2012

Franklin University of Ohio, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce it has received approval from the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education (ICOPE) to offer its new B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) Major to its College of Health & Public Administration online offerings.

Franklin University MBA Cohort to Begin in Oman

Released January 22, 2012

Franklin University and the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) are pleased to announce the start of the first Franklin MBA cohort beginning in January.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Released January 18, 2012

Franklin University is pleased to announce it has been selected to participate in the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program, providing additional financial access to educational opportunities for students in the University’s Management Information Sciences and Computer Science majors.

Fall 2011 Bailey Award Winners Announced

Released January 9, 2012

Franklin University celebrated its 139th Commencement in a ceremony held Sunday, January 8, 2012.  Along with honoring the graduates, Franklin also recognized Jon Signoracci and Ted Jones from its faculty as recipients of the distinguished Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award.

Fall 2011 Commencement

Released January 4, 2012

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, will hold its 139th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, January 8, 2012, during which nearly 700 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Franklin University Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Grant Avenue Building

Released October 24, 2011

On Friday, Oct. 21, Franklin University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its new Grant Avenue building. President David Decker, Board of Trustees Chair Gary James, Trustee members and other University leadership were joined by Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks, City of Columbus Councilmember Troy Miller, as well as area business and industry leaders.

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elect Two New Trustee Members

Released October 21, 2011

Franklin University is pleased to announce the election of Pam Springer and Ted Ford as new Board members. Both new members were recommended by the Board Nominating Committee during its October meeting.

Franklin University and HRACO Partner

Released October 20, 2011

Franklin University is proud to announce its partnership with the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) to provide Franklin University students and alumni with a new resume review program.

Best in Business

Released October 14, 2011

Franklin University is proud to announce it has been named the Best in Business for Online education winner in this year’s Columbus C.E.O. magazine reader survey. This honor adds validation to the University’s long-standing reputation for providing access to quality education.

Franklin University Unveils New Safety and Security Suite

Released October 3, 2011

Franklin University is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new Safety and Security suite. The first of its kind at Franklin, the new suite provides a centralized point of improved operations for the University’s core safety and security functions.

Franklin University Presents "Mastering Information Overload" Workshop

Released September 30, 2011

Franklin University's Center for Professional Training & Development will host a day-long workshop on Thursday, October 13, designed to help participants master information overload.

Franklin University Celebrates Another First

Released September 29, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 1 Franklin University will hold a commencement ceremony in Wroclaw, Poland, to celebrate the graduation of its first international MBA cohort. The graduating cohort consists of 27 students who completed the Franklin MBA through classes taught at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) in Wroclaw, Poland.

Franklin University Hosts Graduate Programs Open House

Released September 28, 2011

Franklin University will host an evening designed to give potential learners the opportunity to position themselves for success by learning about Franklin’s Graduate Programs. Franklin staff and faculty members will be on hand to provide information on curriculum, schedules, and course requirements, as well as what it means to be a Franklin student. Attendees will learn about the University’s five Graduate Programs – each available on campus and online.

Globalization of Healthcare: Medical Tourism Panel Discussion

Released September 22, 2011

Franklin University will partner with the American College of Healthcare Executives to host a panel discussion on the changing dynamics of healthcare.

Franklin University Presents PHR/SPHR Certification Online Prep Course

Released September 21, 2011

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host an 8-week online course, offered jointly with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for both the PHR and SPHR exams.