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March 2015

UCO, OSUIT Partner for Degree Completion

Southeastern president Sean Burrage.

UCO President Don Betz (right) and OSUIT President Bill Path (left) signed an articulation agreement between the two institutions on Wednesday, Jan. 21 on OSUIT’s campus in Okmulgee. The agreement ensures that courses taken at OSUIT will transfer to Central and allow a greater number of students to transition from OSUIT’s two-year academic programs and complete a bachelor’s degree at Central.

The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) made official an articulation agreement during a ceremony in January at the OSUIT campus in Okmulgee. The agreement ensures that courses taken at OSUIT will transfer to Central and allow a greater number of students to transition from OSUIT’s two-year academic programs and complete a bachelor’s degree at Central.

UCO President Don Betz said that the agreement is a dmonstration of Central’s continued commitment to degree completion.

“This articulation agreement makes the transition to Central a logical choice for OSUIT students interested in careers in the Oklahoma City metro, and is in line with the goals of Complete College America — to put more Oklahomans on the path to a bachelor’s degree,” said UCO President Don Betz.

In addition to President Betz, UCO provost John Barthell and vice president for student affairs Myron Pope, along with representatives from OSUIT, were on hand for the signing of the agreement.

“Our priority is to educate and train students for their future and ensure what they learn while enrolled translates to what they need to know when they start their careers,” said OSUIT President Bill R. Path, Ed.D.

“This road to success that we have paved means that UCO students have the skills and options they need to move forward and become viable candidates for employment.”

For more information about OSUIT, visit http://go.osuit.edu.

For more information about UCO, visit www.uco.edu.

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