The OBU Graduate School has announced plans to relocate from its current location in Oklahoma City's Triangle District to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma building, located at 3800 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City, in mid-May. The Graduate School has been located in the Momentum Building at 111 N. Harrison in downtown Oklahoma City since January 2007.
The move will not affect the timeframe of the existing cohorts in the Graduate School's programs. The Graduate School offers a master's in nursing education degree and master's in business administration degree, with new tracks in global nursing and energy management, as well as online studies.
"OBU's Graduate School is continuing to grow," said Dr. Scott Harris, the school's director. "With this move, we have expanded our classroom space. This will allow for new programs to be added in the coming years. For instance, our new energy management MBA and new global nursing MSN tracks are expected to bring in many new students. We will be able to serve the needs of our students very well in these new facilities."
Harris said the technological capabilities in the new space will continue to meet the needs of an ever-changing professional world.
"Our professors are first-rate in their instruction," Harris said. "With our new facility, we will continue to match their level of quality by providing our students with an educational environment which supports their learning endeavors."
He said convenience for the students is a value of the OBU Graduate School. The new location, at the crossroads of I-44 & the Lake Hefner Parkway, is easily accessible from all parts of Oklahoma City and beyond.
"Our evening class schedule will allow students to complete their work responsibilities on a given day and then travel to class in a timely fashion," he said. "Whether students take a class on campus or online, they will find that our new facilities will support their educational goals very well."
Dr. Lana Bolhouse, dean of the OBU College of Nursing, echoed the benefits of the move both for the students' convenience and future growth for the programs.
"The new location for the graduate program will provide much more needed space in the form of classrooms," Bolhouse said. "Also, the classrooms are configured in such a manner to make them more user-friendly for all programs. There is also room which is more amenable to presentations by graduate students. The environment will be nicer and will support the learning process for students. We look forward to this move."
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