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Trustees approve next steps on Mercy College, renovation of Technology Building | Wall Street Journal ranks BGSU high in student engagement
BGSU's Technology Building will receive significant upgrades.
BGSU trustees approve next steps on Mercy College, launch renovations of Technology Building

The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 28 meeting took action to expand programs and renovate facilities to support the University’s role in creating a well-prepared workforce to meet current and emerging needs in the state and the nation.

The board gave its approval for the BGSU administration to negotiate the transfer of operations of Mercy College of Ohio to BGSU. The University and Mercy Health announced on Sept. 12 that they had signed a letter of intent to pursue the transfer.

The partnership draws on the complementary strengths of each institution and is designed to help meet the shortage of nurses and the growing demand for other health care professionals while providing expanded educational and career benefits for students. The transfer is expected to take two or three years to complete.

“Bringing Mercy College into BGSU gives us high-quality, extremely competitive nursing and other health programs that we can build upon and grow,” said BGSU President Rodney Rogers. “We look forward to expanding this initiative with Mercy Health and building upon our partnerships with other health care providers to develop new programs to meet Ohio’s workforce needs in health care.”

In other action, the board took the next step toward enabling the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering to continue providing a cutting-edge educational environment to meet the needs of current and future students. Enrollment is growing, and the college has added programs aligned with the workforce needs of the state, such as its new, ABET-accredited program in mechatronics.


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An inspiring ‘right choice’ and good value
Wall Street Journal recognizes BGSU for student engagement

Bowling Green State University has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country for student engagement.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings placed BGSU at No. 20 nationally in student engagement among public universities.

The WSJ/THE rankings are “designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives — who to trust with their education.” Student engagement examines factors such as engagement with campus, interaction with teachers and other students, and the number of accredited programs.

BGSU scored especially high in the student rankings, according to the data published as part of the study. BGSU was recognized by students for being their right choice, providing an inspiring environment and for being worth the cost.



In the Sept. 27 Zoom News, Dr. Hyun Kyoung Ro, an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs, was misidentified in the photo caption for the BGSU ALLIES grant. Dr. Ro is a member of the ALLIES team working to transform the policies and practices that impede the recruitment and career advancement of women faculty members in STEM fields at BGSU. Zoom regrets the error, and it has been changed in the archived version and in the web story.