Friday May 25, 2012

New Columbus Location

The University plans to move education leadership and counseling programs from Capital University in Columbus to Dublin.

The University of Dayton plans to open a new satellite campus this fall on the northwest side of Columbus to offer courses in education leadership and counseling. 

The University leased 15,118 square feet in the Emerald Professional Building at 5747 Perimeter Drive in Dublin, Ohio, earlier this month. The new campus will house programs the University of Dayton currently operates on the campus of Capital University near downtown Columbus, which will be phased out over the next two years. The new campus will also replace classrooms on Eastwind Drive in Westerville, Ohio.

"The greatest number of our current and prospective students in central Ohio live in the northwestern area of Columbus," said Kevin Kelly, dean of the University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions. "This move makes us more accessible to our students and puts our counselor education program closer to the fastest-growing school districts in central Ohio."

The University will begin occupying the building Aug. 1 with classes starting Aug. 22. The space has six classrooms and a conference room, as well as a community counseling lab where students can watch counseling sessions on closed circuit television.

The University's education leadership program offers master's degrees and licensure programs for principals, superintendents and in curriculum, instruction and professional development (CIPD). The counseling program offers degrees in community counseling and school counseling. For more information on the academic programs, visit the related link.

The University has offered classes at Capital University for more than 30 years.

The University of Dayton is Ohio's largest private university, and as one of the top-10 Catholic universities in the nation emphasizes transformative education and prepares students for leadership and service in their communities in the Marianist tradition.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of media relations, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.