What: News conference with photo and video opportunity, as higher education officials launch the Reach Higher associate degree completion program for adults
When: 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6
Where: Oklahoma State Capitol Blue Room, 2nd floor
Who: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma college presidents and a student currently enrolled in the Reach Higher bachelor’s degree program
Why: To announce the expansion of “Reach Higher: Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program” to include an associate degree completion option for adults. The program is offered at 14 Oklahoma public community colleges and technical branches.
Speakers: Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Oklahoma City Community College President Paul Sechrist and Becky Stout, a current Reach Higher student
Background: Reach Higher, Oklahoma’s degree completion program, began in 2007, offering a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership at nine regional universities. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved an associate degree completion option that will offer an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in enterprise development (general studies or business administration) at 12 community colleges and two technical branch campuses across the state. The associate and bachelor’s degree programs provide flexible options for adults with some college credit to complete their degrees. Students can earn a college degree while balancing family, work and financial obligations. Affordable, convenient, evening class times and online courses are offered at all participating institutions.