Educating Workforce-Ready Graduates

Miami and Ohio

2019-20 Government Relations Network Report

Educating Workforce-Ready Graduates

Exterior rendering of new Health Sciences building

Health care corridor will emerge on Oxford campus

An emerging health services corridor on Miami University’s Oxford campus signals Miami’s growing commitment to preparing students for Ohio’s growing health-care marketplace - and providing more opportunities for partnerships with Ohio companies, health systems and medical researchers.

Anchored by a new clinical health sciences building that should be complete in 2023, the health services corridor also will include the Speech and Hearing Clinic that serves the Butler County community, a new master’s program to train physician assistants, the student and employee health services center, counseling services, existing strong programs in kinesiology and nutrition, and even the campus recreation center. Add in the traditionally strong nursing program at campuses in Hamilton and MIddletown that has expanded to Oxford, and Miami is developing an expertise in health care that will add more jobs, expertise and economic activity in Ohio.

“Miami’s expanding health care programs will help prepare our students for growing careers in this segment that is so important to Ohio,” Miami President Greg Crawford said. “Our health services corridor on the Oxford campus will provide a home for those growing programs, feeding each other with research and technical expertise.”

Construction on the clinical health sciences building will start in late 2020, part of Miami’s continued investments - even in the midst of a global health crisis - to prepare students for success in their careers. The health services center will move to temporary space in Harris Hall on the Oxford campus during construction.

Boldly Creative – Investing in the Future

Miami’s successful academic venture fund, Boldly Creative, is helping expand our Digital Innovation programs to add professional master’s and graduate certificate programs, delivered through a hybrid model at locations including digital centers in Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Luxembourg. The initiative, which will receive $123,777 in the first year, also will enable expansion of the existing undergraduate program, providing more advanced training for the jobs of the future in Ohio.


Career Center equips students for success - virtually

The pivot: Miami’s Center for Career Exploration & Success responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a suite of virtual career services: on-demand advising, a virtual town hall for employers, and online tools to help students update their professional profiles and learn new skills remotely.

The rationale: “We know that Miami students are qualified for opportunities that are out there. Our commitment is to connect our students with employers and give them the tools they need to succeed. By launching these virtual services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are doing what Miami has done for generations - helping students achieve their career and personal goals.” - Jennifer Benz, assistant vice president in the Center for Career Exploration & Success.