MEDIA ADVISORY: NEOMED and Kent State to Sign Shared Services Agreement

Enables NEOMED to launch its first completely online graduate degree program

Northeast Ohio Medical University and Kent State University will sign a formal agreement Monday, Aug. 6, that will enable NEOMED to offer “online” degree programs in its College of Graduate Studies. 

Under the agreement, Kent State will provide technology and support services including infrastructure, instructional design, video hosting and delivery, and a course management system for NEOMED’s online courses and programs. NEOMED will maintain responsibility for all academic, administrative and financial services for those online programs, including courses, content, students, faculty and admissions.  
The shared services agreement advances statewide and regional collaboration by developing new ways to realize efficiencies that keep education affordable at Ohio’s public universities.

Join us as we sign the agreement and share more details about NEOMED’s first online degree program.

WHERE:    NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center
                   Atrium (in front of Ritzman Pharmacy)
                   4211 St. Rt. 44, P.O. Box 95 | Rootstown, Ohio 44272

WHEN:       Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 | 1 p.m.

About Kent State University
Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Regional Academic Center, and academic sites in major world cities such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The student body comprises more than 39,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students from 104 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 241,000. The addition of new learning environments from the sciences to the arts and the development of exciting new academic programs such as aerospace engineering, geographic information science and business analytics characterize Kent State’s focus on transformational educational experiences. 

For more information about Kent State, visit

For 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers doctor of medicine (M.D.) and doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.

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Media Contacts: 
Roderick Ingram, Northeast Ohio Medical University          

Eric Mansfield, Kent State University

POSTED: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:37am
UPDATED: Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:22pm
Roderick Ingram