Wiley Education Services ends 2020 with 15 new global partners, and plans to launch more than 80 new online programs
HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Wiley Education Services, part of John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B), recently signed five new university partnerships including University of Montana, New Mexico Highlands University, New York University, Spring Hill College, and – marking further momentum globally – Lebanese American University. Across these five new university partners, Wiley will support 27 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral online programs in a variety of high-demand disciplines like healthcare, social work, business, and computer science.
“This pandemic has shed light on the importance of providing flexible, outcomes-focused learning experiences to students, while also proving the dire need for more jobs central to this crisis – specifically those in healthcare and social work,” said Todd Zipper, President of Wiley Education Services. “We look forward to partnering with each of these institutions to build online programs that clear the path to success in today’s most vital and in-demand career fields.”
Lebanese American University
Lebanese American University (LAU), with campuses in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon, has contracted with Wiley to launch eight graduate programs in business, computer science, engineering, nursing, and education disciplines. LAU will take advantage of a tailored approach with Wiley, utilizing a full suite of online program management services, as well as course development on a fee-for-service basis.
“With COVID-19 and an unprecedented monetary and financial crisis in Lebanon, we see our partnership with Wiley as one of our most strategic decisions toward perpetuating LAU’s mission in Lebanon and in the Arab world,” said Michel E. Mawad, M.D., President of Lebanese American University.
University of Montana
University of Montana (UM) located in Missoula, Montana, has signed with Wiley to launch a Master of Social Work (MSW) program in August 2021. As part of this partnership, UM will receive Wiley’s full range of service offerings including market research, marketing, enrollment, instructional design, faculty support, and retention.
“Here at UM, we aim to provide students of all types with broad access to a quality education,” Seth Bodnar, President of University of Montana shares. “Our partnership with Wiley allows us to further this goal. We look forward to working with Wiley to reach new students far and wide. Beginning with our online Master of Social Work program, we are excited to give students access to programs that help our students do good in the world.”
New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) in Las Vegas, New Mexico, has tapped Wiley to launch 10 academic programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), business programs, MBA, MSW and others. NMHU will take advantage of Wiley’s full suite of offerings including market research, marketing, enrollment, and retention, including clinical placement support.
“New Mexico Highlands has been a recognized longtime leader in social and economic mobility for our students, and we’re excited to expand our reputation through our partnership with Wiley, offering a new and innovative portfolio of online programs,” stated Sam Minner, President of New Mexico Highlands University. “We are confident our partnership will positively change the lives of many more people across the country.”
New York University – Wagner School of Public Service
New York University (NYU) Wagner, located in New York City, will engage with Wiley in a fee-for-service partnership to provide enrollment and retention services and customized 24/7 technology support for their online Master of Health Administration program.
“NYU Wagner’s inaugural online degree program, which launched only two years ago, is excited to enter its next phase,” said David Gastwirth, Director of Online Education of NYU Wagner. “We aim to build on the momentum achieved to date, growing enrollment while also enhancing program quality and impact. By working with Wiley, we are confident that we can recruit the most highly qualified and diverse healthcare professionals into our graduate program and provide them with an exceptional student experience.”
Spring Hill College
Spring Hill College, located in Mobile, Alabama, has partnered with Wiley to launch 16 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, healthcare, education, and computer science and liberal arts – the first seven of which are launching in Fall 2021. As part of this partnership, Willey will provide a full array of student lifecycle and academic solutions including market research, marketing, enrollment, retention – including clinical placement support – instructional design, faculty support, and faculty development. Additionally, Spring Hill has contracted with Wiley on a fee-for-service basis to manage the redesign of their website.
“Spring Hill College continues its focus on implementing new programs, technology, and partnerships that will help ensure success for students after graduation,” said Dr. Joe Lee, President of Spring Hill College. “Our partnership with Wiley brings our online academic programs to a wider audience, including working adults who aren’t able to attend our in-person classes. This partnership just made sense as Wiley is as committed as we are to improve course quality, increase student engagement, and keep us true to our mission, culture, and tradition to educate leaders.”
Wiley Education Services’ continuous growth – coupled with its recent acquisition of training and job placement company mthree and launch of tuition benefits solution Wiley Beyond – demonstrates the company’s strategy to deliver innovative, tech-enabled products and services that unlock human potential by enabling the success of the world’s learners and professionals.