Sunday, 14 July 2013

Central Louisiana Technical Community College and Upper Iowa University sign partnership to help students continue college education

CLTCC signing
Administrators sign an articulation agreement between Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) and Upper Iowa University (UIU) to help CLTCC students more easily complete bachelor's degrees. Signing on were (from left) Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer Carol Hebert and Chancellor Dr. Rodney Ellis from CLTCC, and Wayne Converse, director of military affairs and business development, and Meredith Lachney, admissions advisor from UIU.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (June 13, 2013) -- Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Alexandria, and Upper Iowa University, which has its primary campus in Fayette, Iowa, have affirmed a partnership to provide a course-by-course articulation agreement that allows for a seamless transfer process for learners at CLTCC who want to further their education through Upper Iowa University.

Upper Iowa University has a location for teaching courses at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish in Alexandria.

"We consider UIU to be a great option for a four-year university in the Alexandria area, and this partnership further solidifies our commitment to the Rapides Parish and to CLTCC students," said Wayne Converse, director of military affairs and business development at Upper Iowa University. "This partnership is not only important for the two institutions but, more importantly, for our students."

"Our goal is to help all students access an affordable degree program at Upper Iowa University," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D, Ed. S. "We are committed to partnerships like this to help us serve the educational needs of students. We look forward to working closely with students from CLTCC."

Upper Iowa University has been offering classes in Alexandria since 2005. On-site classes are taught in the evenings and are offered in eight-week terms. For more information, visit

"We look forward to working with Central Louisiana Technical Community College as this partnership allows us to further educate and meet the demands of Central Louisiana's non-traditional adult students," added Meredith Latchney, admissions advisor at the UIU-Alexandria center.

Central Louisiana Technical Community College is comprised of six campuses and serves about 1,600 students each semester as part of Louisiana's post-secondary technical education system. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), with the CLTCC offering 36 programs.

About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. UIU has been named to the top 15% of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs for four consecutive years and named as a top military-friendly university for five consecutive years by Military Advanced Education. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked UIU among the best online education programs for bachelor's degrees and the MBA. In addition, the publication ranked those programs in its first-ever list of best online programs for veterans. For more information, visit

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