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APRIL 23, 2009 - State Regents’ Partnership Recognition Program Links Business, Higher Education  RSS feed

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Twenty-one businesses and higher education institutions throughout the state were recently recognized for their innovative partnerships through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Economic Development Grant for the Partnership Recognition Program.

This program is designed to highlight successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through State Regents’ Economic Development Grants.

Institutions involved in these partnerships provide $500 for tuition waivers to employees of the partnering businesses, internships for current students of the institutions to work at the partnering businesses, faculty externships with the partnering businesses, and/or enhancement of the partnership with additional equipment, materials or supplies. The State Regents provide a $500 match to the waivers.

“These partnerships are important for higher education in allowing colleges and universities to work hand-in-hand with businesses to provide highly qualified graduates to meet the needs of the workforce,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “For businesses, the partnerships are equally important in providing the ability to stay on the leading edge of education and training for their employees.”

The partnerships being recognized for 2009 are:

More details about the partnerships are available on the State Regents’ Web site at