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Pickerington Center

Welcome to Ohio University Pickerington Center!

As an integral part of the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, the Pickerington Center was established to serve the Northwest quadrant of Fairfield County and the greater Columbus area. Students choose to attend the Pickerington Center for a number of reasons. Whether you are a recent high school graduate who wants to attend a school close to home or a working adult wanting to complete a degree, the Pickerington Center may be just the place for you!
Students attending the Pickerington Center of the Lancaster Campus can begin their college career with the intent of re-locating to the Lancaster or Athens Campus. Students may complete a limited number of Associates or Bachelor's degrees without leaving the center. The center is also host to a number of graduate degree programs. (For specific information concerning graduate programs, contact University Outreach.) Students attending the Pickerington Center are Lancaster Campus students and can participate in any or all activities, events and athletics at either campus.
Ohio University Pickerington Center is proud to serve this area on behalf of the Lancaster Campus. Stop in and see us. We will be happy to talk with you about reaching your educational goals!
Leigh Atkinson, Ph. D.
Director, Pickerington Center




Alton Frizzell (2)

Alton Frizzell is one of the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Students of the Month. Frizzell is an Accounting Technology major and was the recipient of the Fairfield National Bank Scholarship.  He was the valedictorian at Millersport High School and plays for the OUL men's basketball team.

Bree Haptonstall

Brennan Haptonstall is one of the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Students of the Month. Haptonstall is a Law Enforcement Technology major.  She was on the dean's list and is part of the LET Us Help program at OUL.  Haptonstall works as a juvenile detention officer.


Congratulations to Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor.  Kaylor was selected to receive an International Women’s Day Recognition Award during the 2015 International Women’s Day Columbus Celebration. Kaylor was nominated in the education category.

Mark Nevin

Dr. Mark Nevin, assistant professor of history, recently had an article published by the History News Network on the 2016 presidential race.

Therion Thacker 2

Therion Thacker is an adult, non-traditional student at the Pickerington Center.  He decided to return to school after losing his job due to a manufacturing plant shut down. Thacker is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and hopes to eventually work toward a Master’s Degree after re-establishing his career. It has been 14 years since he sat in a classroom, but Thacker is enjoying being back in school.

Leigh Atkinson

Leigh Atkinson is the director of the Pickerington Center. She has a Ph. D. in higher education from Ohio University. Atkinson is also the chairperson for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Conference.

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October 18, 2016

Ohio University Lancaster is hosting an internship information meeting, Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Brasee Hall 411 for students interested in high-paying internship opportunities.

October 17, 2016

Men, women, and children will rally against gendered violence on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the 11th Annual Take Back the Night at Ohio University Lancaster.

October 12, 2016

The table of Thomas Ewing, one of Ohio University’s very first graduates and a Lancaster, Ohio resident is now on display at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and available to the public for viewing.

October 07, 2016

A free film screening of Equal Means Equal sponsored by the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies department will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 11 in the newly-renovated Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.

October 04, 2016

Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Senior Jeanie McGarvey was selected as one of five finalists for the 2016 Ohio University Homecoming Court.