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Nov. 2, 2017 La Grande, Ore. − Eastern Oregon University will strengthen its partnership with The College of Western Idaho through an expanded Memorandum of Understanding. The new agreement becomes official at a formal signing ceremony Nov. 6 in Nampa, Idaho.
EOU President Tom Insko will join CWI President Bert Glandon at 1 p.m. MST (12 p.m. PST) in the President’s Conference Room in the Nampa Campus Administration Building.
James Jansen, CWI’s dean of Extended Instruction, will also be present for the signing. He said the agreement offers a rich assortment of learning opportunities for CWI graduates and staff.
“It enables our students to apply up to 80 hours of eligible lower division credit to an EOU bachelor’s degree and offers fast track program guides to help students achieve seamless transfer with no loss of credits,” Jansen said.
Jansen and EOU Executive Director of Regional Outreach and Innovation David Vande Pol will both comment on the impact of the agreement at the signing ceremony.
“Eastern is delighted to be partnering with CWI because we share a common vision wherein our goal is to enable and empower all students to achieve their educational goals,” Vande Pol said.
EOU Regional Advisor Priscilla Valero will also attend the ceremony, and explain how her advisees and online students benefit from these kind of agreements. Valero has seen first-hand how increased access opens the world of higher education to working adults, transfer students and non-traditional students. For more information about this and other Fast Track Pathways, visit eou.edu/pathways.
EOU alumni and board members, as well as media representatives, are welcome to attend the signing ceremony. A short reception will follow. The Administration Building is located at 6056 Birch Lane in Nampa, and the conference room is 201B.
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