SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 3, 2019 — A new partnership between Drury University and Crowder College will make it easier and more convenient for Crowder students to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree at Drury.
Crowder College President Dr. Glenn Coltharp and Drury University President Dr. Tim Cloyd will sign a Memorandum of Understanding at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 4 at the Crowder College Cassville Instruction Center at 4020 N. Main Street.
With this partnership, Drury will provide upper-level seated and blended courses at the Cassville campus in two bachelor’s degree programs: Organizational Communication and Development (Leadership Studies) and Behavioral and Community Health (with the option of Addiction Issues minor). Courses begin in August. Crowder College will provide 100- and 200-level courses toward these degrees. Drury will also provide academic advising and promotion of its four-year degree completion option to Crowder students in Cassville.
“We are excited to offer these degree options to Crowder students, and look forward to working with our colleagues at Crowder on teaching, advising and guiding students toward furthering their lives and careers,” says Kimbrea Browning, executive vice president-enrollment management and operations for adult and online education at Drury.
“Crowder College believes in providing opportunities for our students to be challenged in a supportive environment while working on their associate degree,” said Dr. Glenn Coltharp, President of Crowder College. “After graduation from Crowder, if a bachelor’s degree is necessary to meet their dreams, it is our hope that our students will be able to continue their education in a similarly supportive educational setting. Drury University provides this opportunity for its students, and we are honored to partner with them.”