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Dr James Smith

Welcome from Dean Smith

Welcome to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center web sites.  I hope that as you browse the pages of our site you will discover a wide range of educational, intellectual, and cultural experiences to enrich your life.  We believe education helps you discover the promise and potential that facilitates personal growth.


Our web pages serve several purposes.  They are filled with information to help those that are considering OU for their educational needs so they can learn more about us.  Information on courses and our offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree levels are designed to prepare you for the world of work.  For the prospective student, these web pages are just the beginning of gathering information, and I encourage you to contact our Student Services staff and/or an academic advisor to learn more and arrange a campus visit.  


We are proud of our faculty and campus resources and firmly believe you will find a tremendous value in an Ohio University degree that is available at the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. As Dean, I am proud that the faculty place a high level of importance on excellent teaching. The faculty bring to the classroom their experience, advanced knowledge in their subject, and importantly a sincere enjoyment in helping the students learn.   Faculty routinely strive to improve what they do through scholarship, research, and professional development.


The resources on our site are also very important to students, faculty, and staff that are currently part of the OU Lancaster and Pickerington family.  I hope you will refer to it often to find information, such as Library hours, information to plan your class schedule for the next term, or use our events calendar to find information on the next theatre performance, art exhibit, basketball game, speaker, student sponsored event, and more.


Just like our OU campus community, I encourage the broader communities of Fairfield and adjacent counties to bookmark our events calendar and join the OU family for one of our events on campus or enroll in one of our continuing education classes.

I wish you the best in your educational pursuits and look forward to seeing you on campus.


Jim Smith, Dean

Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington

 
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