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

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Joseph Smith, Community College Regional Manager-North Central State College

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Smith as Community College Regional Manager-North Central State College (NCSC) for its Community College Alliance (CCA).  Smith brings considerable higher education, recruitment, admissions and management experience to his position with Franklin.

In his role with Franklin, Smith will oversee the development, growth, strategic partnership management, and enrollment status with NCSC, as well as manage the University’s relationship with faculty, staff, and students at Franklin’s co-location. 

Prior to coming to Franklin, Smith worked in a variety of teaching and relationship management positions with The Ohio State University, Unity Catholic FCU, and North Central State College.  His experience running two small businesses while also serving in training roles has created a passion for helping others succeed in their own education goals.

Smith earned his M.A. in industrial organizational psychology from the University of New Haven and a bachelor of science in psychology from John Carroll.

More than 230 community colleges across the U.S. have formed an educational alliance with Franklin University through the Community College Alliance.  The CCA was established to provide students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degrees online while remaining in their communities.  Majors are offered in high-demand fields from Franklin University’s College of Arts, Sciences & Technology, College of Business, and College of Health and Public Administration. The University also offers nine innovative graduate programs such as the MBA and Master of Public Administration online.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, 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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