Malone University among new cohort of the Ohio Reach Postsecondary designation

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Ohio Reach, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and The Ohio Children’s Alliance (OCA), has welcomed Malone University into the second cohort of Ohio Reach Postsecondary Designation schools.

This recognition, including a $2,500 grant, is awarded in support of accredited colleges, universities, and Ohio Technical Centers that work with students who have a history in foster care, kinship care, or out-of-home placement.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and this designation is a signal to those connected to the foster care system that a designated school provides unique support and resources to help them succeed,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

The designation showcases institutions like Malone for their efforts in welcoming and serving foster care-connected students. 

“Students with foster care experience often approach higher education with different life experiences and unique needs in mind,” said Chancellor Mike Duffey. “Ohio Reach schools have demonstrated a willingness to invest in these students and commit to shared success. We appreciate this commitment to Ohio’s youth.”

“We are thrilled to be one of the schools chosen for the Ohio Reach Postsecondary designation because it gives us the ability to expand our current support services in ways that will holistically provide for students with these unique circumstances,” said Anna Meadows, director of the Center for Student Success. “Malone recognizes how important focused programming and mentorship are to overall student success. The comprehensive support that we created for this program will help foster care-connected students to achieve success both in the classroom and as they strive to reach their personal goals.” 

More information on Malone’s recognition as an Ohio Reach institution can be found here: