The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Educational Outreach has changed its name to the Office of Regional Centers and Online Programs to offer more transparency for services provided to students in the region and beyond.
“It goes beyond trying to find us on a website; it is essential to help tell our story as we serve and educate students locally, regionally, and even nationally,” said Erica Bell, director. “We are providing the educational touchpoint for West Tennessee and beyond.”
The Office of Regional Centers and Online Programs is responsible for the five UT Martin centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley, Selmer and Somerville, plus UTM Online, dual enrollment programming, occupational licensure educator preparatory program, distance learning classroom operations, and other academic programming across the region.
The name change was determined through a survey of students, staff and community members. Bell said the new name will help the office become more accessible to students, campus faculty/staff, and community members.
“We are committed to providing quality education to students where they are, while ensuring access to support services and resources needed to be successful,” she said. “Whether students start their UTM journey in high school, at one of our five regional centers, online, or a blend, the Office of Regional Campus and Online Programs will be here to support them.”
For more information, contact Bell at email@example.com.