FranU and LCTCS Sign Transfer Articulation Agreement

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Louisiana Community and Technical College System and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Transfer Articulation Agreement

Contributing to the needs of Louisiana citizens and the organizations that hire them.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University signed a Transfer Articulation Agreement on December 15.

LCTCS has a statewide footprint providing educational attainment opportunities across the state. The partnership with FranU further expands the reach of opportunities allowing students to earn certificates, associate degrees, and bachelors and beyond in the various healthcare pathways. These educational pathways along with continuing education opportunities provide access to students statewide to the healthcare programs offered at FranU through to the doctoral level. For example, FranU's RN to BSN program is a state partner where they challenge LCTCS RN graduates to expand their role as professional nurses and prepares RNs for graduate education.

“We are excited to announce this transfer agreement with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University,” said Monty Sullivan, president, LCTCS. “Through this partnership, FranU is identifying itself as a continuing education destination for two-year college students from across Louisiana. It is important for our students to know they are valued and welcomed at universities such as FranU. In particular, this seamless transfer agreement will bolster bachelorette nursing graduates and other much needed healthcare professionals in the Capital City Region, but also statewide. We are grateful to FranU for recognizing both the academic and technical capabilities and of our students.”

FranU President and CEO Tina Holland said, “FranU is a private university that serves the public good, and this transfer agreement with our LCTCS partners is a perfect example of how we contribute to the needs of Louisiana's citizens and the organizations that hire them. It is critically important that we collaborate, not just as higher education, but that we work closely with employers as well. Together we can establish what I envision to be a system of well-defined on-ramps and off-ramps for folks to enter and exit subsequent levels of education in preparation for the next work experience. Colleges and universities, and the businesses that hire our graduates need to work together, not just by taking and filling orders for certain kinds of human capital, but to invest in the people who make this state work, to see to it that Louisianans fulfill their God given potential, such that when you grow your people, you also grow your organization and Louisiana.”

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) is a public, multi-institution system serving a diverse student population seeking workforce development training, academic programs of study, and the high school equivalency with colleges across Louisiana. LCTCScolleges collectively serve over 145,000 students in traditional credit instruction, workforce training, and adult education. Eighty percent of its over 33,000 annual graduates earned credentials in high-demand, high-income fields as defined by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Each year, over 15,000 students transfer from an LCTCS institution to a 4-year university.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) is a private, Catholic University founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students. FranU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and grants associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees primarily in the health care professions. FranU is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

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