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.