Bluffton University Develops Partnerships with Regional Businesses and Schools

Written by on January 26, 2021

Corporate and Education Partnerships provide educational discounts; enhance workforce needs

BLUFFTON, Ohio–Bluffton University continues to grow its network of Corporate and Education Partnerships in northwest Ohio.

The university has entered into 3-year Corporate Partner or Education Partner agreements with five companies and four school districts since fall 2020.

In total, 11 Corporate Partners and nine Education Partners have signed on since the spring 2020 launch.

“We are excited about the leadership opportunities for our region,” said Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University. “These partnerships enhance the pipeline of talent in Northwest Ohio while providing new opportunities for working adults and their families who are established in the region, committed to advancing their careers, and dedicated to improving their companies or schools.”

Bluffton’s Corporate Partner and Education Partner programs provide benefit-eligible employees and their immediate families a 20 percent tuition discount on Bluffton University’s undergraduate, degree-completion and master’s degree programs. The discount is applied to both online and on-campus degree programs.

New Corporate Partners include:

.Auto Owners Insurance

.Northwest State Community College

.North Star BlueScope Steel LLC.

.Lima Memorial Health System

.Lewis Family McDonald’s

New Education Partners include:

.Ada Exempted Village Schools

.Benjamin Logan Local Schools

.Elida Local Schools

.Kenton City Schools

Business and school leaders interested in learning more about partnering with Bluffton University should contact Shelby Koenig at 419-358-3684 or email

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