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NEWS RELEASE
April 23, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Pat-and-JCCC

University partners with community colleges

Overland Park, Kan. — Baker University has partnered with several community colleges and a private college in Kansas to assist students continuing their education.

Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies has signed articulation agreements with the following community colleges: Allen County, Cloud County, Butler County, Hutchinson, Coffeyville, Dodge City, Garden City, Independence, Labette, Neosho County, Pratt, Seward County, Johnson County, Hesston College and the Metropolitan Community Colleges. In photo at right (Baker President Pat Long, left, and Johnson County CC President Terry Calaway sign an agreement).

The partnership is designed to improve the transition process for students from community colleges and other universities while transferring to Baker. Through the agreement, Baker waives the course-by-course evaluation of the general education requirements. Students earning an Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution will have met the general education requirements at Baker.

“The community colleges and technical schools have responded very positively to our articulation initiative,” said Marvin Hunt, vice president and dean of Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. “This initiative helps the community colleges to create more opportunities for their students, and helps make the students aware of what Baker has to offer them as a next step.”

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies has campuses in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas, and Lee’s Summit and North Kansas City in Missouri.

For more information about Baker’s partnership with the colleges, contact Connie Beene, director of professional and experiential learning, at (913) 491-4432 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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