Our Lady of the Lake University Extends Partnership with Wiley University Services
Seven-year agreement includes plans for three new programs
Oak Brook, IL (30 July, 2018) –Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley that provides tailored services and technology solutions to higher education institutions, and Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) announce a seven-year extension of their existing partnership. The agreement will run through 2026 and includes the launch of three new programs: a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master’s in Rehabilitative Counseling, and a PhD in Social Work.
OLLU, a regional university that is dedicated to diversity, service, and under-served populations, originally partnered with Wiley in 2011 to help realize the University’s five-year strategic plan for 2013 through 2018. The plan sought to increase enrollments through new modes of delivery and new program development, increase student persistence to graduation, provide more real-world learning experiences, prepare graduates for a multicultural workforce, empower the community to be innovative and entrepreneurial, and impact higher education on a national scale. The first program of the partnership, the Master of Social Work, was launched in 2012 with 14 students. Today that program has more than 1,000 students.
The University decided to extend the partnership because of Wiley’s success in furthering its mission and dramatically expanding its reach and services beyond what the University could support on its own. In addition to the above mentioned growth, Wiley has helped OLLU’s Master of Social Work increase its visibility on the national level—it now has online students in 44 states. “Wiley University Services has been a true partner on this journey,” said Dr. Marcheta Evans, OLLU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “With support from Wiley, OLLU has been able to expand its reach and share its values-based education and dedication to social justice with students across the United States.”
“Our Lady of the Lake University is doing important and meaningful work by increasing access to higher education,” said Matt Hillman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wiley University Services. “As a result of the collaborative relationship we have built over the years, OLLU felt very comfortable extending our relationship well into the future. We are proud to be a part of their mission and look forward to continue acting as a valued partner over the next seven years.”
About Wiley University Services:
Wiley University Services, a division of Wiley, is a leading, global provider of tailored services and technology solutions to higher education institutions. It currently partners with more than 30 institutions across the US, Europe and Australia, supports over 250 degree programs and more than 3000 courses, encompassing on campus, online, and hybrid models. Wiley University Services works collaboratively with its partners to provide tailored services, technology, insights, and content that help to improve institutional performance and help learners to achieve their goals. For more information go to universityservices.wiley.com.
Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.
About Our Lady of the Lake University:
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students. A multi-campus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley, and a large online population.
The University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership and the College of Professional Studies.