The following is a statement by Olivet University (OU) in response to the NYSED letter on June 30, 2022 regarding OU New York's Permission to Operate, and the related recent media coverage. This statement may be updated with more information from time to time.
Anza, California — Olivet University is making available the following public letter regarding the conclusion of operations at Olivet University New York in Lower Manhattan and Dover, NY on June 30, 2022.
Olivet University Commencement Ceremony 2022 was held on Friday, June 24th afternoon at Riverside main campus.
Contributed by Dr. A. Merril Smoak, Jr., Dean, Jubilee College of Music
A Celebration of Life Service for Olivet School of Media and Communication (OSMC) Dean, beloved senior professor, and mentor Rev. Dr. David James Randolph, was held on Saturday, May 14 at Albany United Methodist Church, California.
Olivet University's Commencement Ceremony 2022 is scheduled to be held on Friday, June 24 at Riverside main campus. In preparation for the event, Olivet School of Art and Design (OSAD) faculty and students are collaborating with the University's Design Center in preparing designs for the stage, venue decoration, and memorabilia.
Olivet University unveiled its latest conceptual renderings for the Riverside campus in Southern California. The envisioning of OU's 900 acre main campus property has been in its planning phase since 2017. With an expanding student body and global enrollment, the University has put in place plans for major upgrades.
Olivet School of Language and Education (OSLE) at the Riverside campus recently had an academic meeting to discuss the preparation for its ESL program and TESOL program in Spring 2022. The conclusion was centered on the creative and diverse ESL courses offered, and TESOL faculty preparation.
Olivet Institute for Global Strategic Studies Director Dr. William Wagner hosted over 30 global Christian leaders last week in Houston, Texas for the first-ever Global Strategy Forum symposium. Participating from Olivet University were members of the Zinderdrof School of Doctoral Studies committee: Dr. Tom Cowley, Dr. Ray Tallman, and Dr. Mark Wagner. Professor Mark and Calla Li from Olivet's San Francisco campus attended as volunteers to help decorate the event, arrange technical equipment, drive, and photograph.
A team of faculty from Olivet Institute of Technology attended the European Conversational AI Summit in San Francisco. Since conversational AI is one of the key areas that OIT's Innovation Center heavily invested in for new projects, the team was able to engage in some meaningful conversations with other professionals in the summit.