Oakwood University Gets Approval for New Online Education Initiative
Filed in HBCUs on October 21, 2013
Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, has received approval from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a business degree in organizational management online. The program is expected to begin in January.
Hyacinth Burton, dean of the university’s School of Business and Adult and Continuing Education, stated, “Oakwood Online University will be able to reach adult learners all over the world, who have been wanting to complete a lifelong dream: to finish their college degrees and improve their standards of living and the quality of life for themselves and their families.”
Leslie Pollard, president of the university, added, “Oakwood Online University will be a game changer. We will no longer be bounded by local geography, but can make Oakwood University accessible to students around the world.”
The online education program is supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.