Lakeland's Holden University Center Partnership Program has transformed higher education in Lake County, giving area residents the opportunity to conveniently earn bachelor's and graduate degrees close to home.
By partnering with Ohio four-year colleges and universities, the Holden University Center has allowed hundreds of area residents to complete their bachelor's or graduate degrees right here in Lake County.
With passage of a 2010 levy, voters of Lake County put their confidence in Lakeland to fulfill the promise of creating a university center to address the need for more opportunities in higher education. In less than one year, Lakeland designed and constructed a building and established partnership programs with leading Ohio four-year colleges and universities.
The university center is named in honor of Arlene and Arthur Holden, long-time champions of higher education and Lakeland. The two-story building encourages collaboration and connectivity and provides a truly innovative teaching and learning experience.
I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus
One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts