LANGSTON UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH MILLWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LANGSTON UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH MILLWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

By, Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist
Langston, Oklahoma – Langston University is pleased to announce the recent relocation of its Oklahoma City campus. Langston University’s Oklahoma City campus has moved to a new location that formerly housed the Millwood Arts Academy and summer classes are in session. The partnership between Langston University and Millwood Public Schools will enable both institutions to provide greater outreach and higher education opportunities to citizens in the surrounding communities.
 
“The campus relocation is a result of the University’s desire to position our LU-OKC campus for future growth and curricular development. In doing so, Langston University is uniquely suited to offer greater opportunities for degree attainment to the residents of OKC and surrounding communities. As an added benefit of the relocation, we were able to double our instructional space and realize a significant cost-savings for the University. The new campus location is leased to the University at approximately 60 percent of the previous facility cost,” said Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr., President of Langston University.
 
The move is a culmination of collaborative efforts among President Kent J. Smith, Jr., Alice Strong Simmons, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for LU-OKC, and Cecelia Robinson Woods, Superintendent of Millwood Public Schools. Both the Oklahoma Board of Regents for the Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges and the Millwood School Board have approved the campus relocation.
 
 “I am eager to partner with Langston University, as they have a long standing history of producing scholars and outstanding alumni prepared to compete in the global market.  This partnership will expose our students to a higher education environment beginning in pre-kindergarten through their senior year of high school, said Cecelia Robinson Woods, Superintendent of Millwood Public Schools.
 
There are many benefits to this move which include alignment with the University’s strategic goals to provide higher education access to more students, the ability to educate a larger student population and meeting the changing workforce demands in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
 
“We are very proud of this partnership as there are not many school districts and universities that can boast of this type of collaboration. Through this non-traditional adult learning environment, we can provide convenience and attainability of degree programs to parents and teachers of Millwood Public Schools. Furthermore, the partnership allows us to provide early exposure to higher education for children,” said Alice Strong Simmons, Associate Vice President of the Langston University Oklahoma City campus.
 
The LU-OKC campus is now located at 6700 N. Martin Luther King Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111.
 
Langston University is a public historically black college enrolling a close-knit community of under 4,000 students. Founded in 1897, LU is located in rural Logan County just 10 miles east of Guthrie and 42 miles from Oklahoma City. LU was recently recognized as a top institution of higher learning for affordability, ranking number three among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S., according to AffordableSchools.net. Langston offers over 40 associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs across six academic colleges. Visit us online at http://www.langston.edu.
 
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