WGU Ohio Names New Strategic Partnerships Manager for Western Ohio

Written on February 24, 2021

Schroth to develop partnerships to expand access to higher education

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU Ohio) has named Cincinnati resident Nick Schroth as strategic partnerships manager for western Ohio.

In this role, Schroth will build, cultivate and expand WGU Ohio’s network in the region by raising awareness of the university’s educational programs and developing partnerships with employers, to expand higher education opportunities for their employees.

Before joining WGU, Schroth supported the launch of the Global Chamber in Cincinnati as deputy director and served on the membership team of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Prior to the Chambers, he acted as vice president of a veteran-owned small business in Springfield, Virginia. Schroth earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and is currently pursuing an MBA degree there.

“Nick Schroth comes to us at a critical time, when an increasing number of adults are looking to upskill in the pandemic recovery and employers are looking for skilled workers to fill their in-demand jobs,” said K.L. Allen, chancellor of WGU Ohio. “Through these partnerships statewide, WGU works with corporations, school districts, healthcare facilities and others to create new educational opportunities for their employees – all vital for developing a highly skilled workforce.”

Western Governors University was founded in 1997 by a coalition of 19 U.S. state governors as a way to offer their citizens – particularly adult learners – the chance to go to college from home, at their own pace, while holding jobs and caring for their families. In 2018, Ohio became the eighth additional state to partner with WGU to offer its degree programs in health and nursing, business, teaching, and information technology. Since that time, WGU Ohio has helped more than 5,000 Ohio students receive the education and skills they need to pursue in-demand careers.

WGU offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the in-demand career fields of business, K–12 teacher education, information technology and health professions. For more information about WGU, visit www.wgu.edu

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