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Franklin University of Ohio Appoints Student Support Coordinator

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University of Ohio, one of the leading educators of working adults, 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.

“The role of a Student Support Coordinator requires an individual who can successfully generate a level of engagement that ultimately helps create a successful learning experience,” said Marnie Glanner, Executive Director of Franklin University’s Indianapolis location.  “Roland has a strong background in higher education and customer service and understands the unique needs of today’s adult students.”

Graham’s position will help develop a strategic focus on the University’s graduate programs to students in Indianapolis.  As the Student Support Coordinator, Graham will act as a liaison between Franklin University and students, providing guidance on the University’s numerous academic offerings and student-centered assistance.

In accepting his position, Graham said, “I have a strong commitment to developing relationships with students to provide the value-added benefit that helps them attain their education and career goals.  I am excited by the opportunity to be part of a University so dedicated to supporting adults advance and succeed in the personal and professional lives.” 

An advocate of higher education, Graham has served as Program Consultant for Orbis Education, helping prospective students navigate the benefits and application process for their online nursing program.  In addition, he has served as Assistant Director of Admissions for Brown Macke College, serving as liaison between admissions and students.  His customer service training was honed while serving as a personal banker experience at Old National Bank.

Carrying his passion for higher education into his personal life, Graham also volunteered his time to the IUPUI Upward Bound Program, providing supervision, guidance, and mentoring to students as well as creating and implementing program activities.

Since its expansion into Indianapolis, Franklin University has had a strong involvement with Indiana’s adult students. The University engages constituencies not only to provide services, but also to incorporate them into the University’s planning process and to build solid relationships that benefit the University, its students, and the community at large.

Graham earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University.


Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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