The Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State University has announced the establishment of a partnership with Wilberforce University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio. The “Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce” will offer research training opportunities for Wilberforce University undergraduate students at Ohio State.
Terrell L. Strayhorn, a professor in the department of educational studies at Ohio State and the director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise, stated that “we are excited to partner with our friends at Wilberforce University, the nation’s oldest private historically Black university. CHEE maintains a commitment to outreach and engagement by cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships that ensure student success. ‘Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce’ is exactly that — an initiative that carries public and private benefits to all those involved including students, faculty, staff, and our great institutions. We are committed to serving as a training ground for those interested in ‘hands-on’ higher education research and policy analysis, and acting as a connector of people to find workable solutions to today’s tough problems.”