Our Partners Say


Academic Partnerships forms relationships with universities to help them achieve their enrollment and growth goals by focusing on supporting their students’ journeys. Proof of our success is when partners share how our combined efforts have exceeded their expectations. Here are some of their stories.

With Academic Partnerships’ support, Arkansas State University has created high-quality online education programs that are affordable and convenient for working teachers in Arkansas and beyond. We are now the state’s largest provider of graduate and post-graduate degrees in education and are proud to be equipping thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, and other education professionals each year to better serve students.

Thilla Sivakumaran
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Global Outreach
Arkansas State University

I consider our collaboration with Academic Partnerships to be an unqualified success. The SIUE School of Business is committed to meeting the needs of working professionals by delivering quality, affordable, graduate business education and AP is helping us to do just that. SIUE launched its online MBA program with AP two years ago and enrollment in the MBA program has roughly quadrupled since that time. Furthermore, the growth in enrollment has enabled us to offer new specializations that we otherwise would not have been able to develop.

Timothy S. Schoenecker, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The professional staff at Academic Partnerships (AP) are informative, invested in quality education, and quick to respond to questions. They are friendly, supportive, and resourceful. Their [AP’s] efforts at recruitment and retention have expanded our nursing program’s reach in Maine and across New England, increasing enrollments at a critical time in public health. Working with AP is a true pleasure.

Erin C. Soucy, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Dean of Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Maine at Fort Kent

In its first year, our partnership with AP is already a big success for both Longwood and our students. We have quickly expanded access to our affordable MBA program across the state of Virginia, reaching a whole new group of working professionals interested in taking the next step in their careers. The AP team has been very easy to work with and added tremendous value and expertise.

David Lehr
MBA Program Director and Professor of Economics
Longwood University

AP has been such an amazing partner for the past eight years for LSU Shreveport. They care about our institution, our faculty, and our staff, and always place our success as their number one goal. A great example of this was when, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our institution moved all classes online half-way through the Spring 2020 semester; AP stepped forward with free support to help us quickly shift our on-campus courses into online formats so we could provide continuity of learning at a high quality. These are the relationships you look for when developing long-lasting and effective partnerships.

Dr. Julie Lessiter, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives
Louisiana State University Shreveport

Emporia State University has been preparing great teachers for more than 150 years. Teacher education has always been central to our mission, and Academic Partnerships is helping us continue to meet that mission in the 21st Century. Working with AP’s team, we’ve expanded the delivery of our graduate education programs through high-quality online formats. Working teachers everywhere now have access to ESU’s top-notch faculty and nationally recognized programs.

David Cordle
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Emporia State University

Our partnership with AP has enabled us to offer new competency-based programming to adult learners and those with some college, both here in Maine and far beyond. Ensuring an affordable and customized learning experience so that our students can complete their degrees is crucial to the success of individuals and their families, especially during these challenging times. With Academic Partnerships, we have been able to rapidly increase our academic portfolio, far expand the reach of our institutional marketing, and thus play a vital role in the educational lives of our learners and the economic future of our communities.

Raymond J. Rice, Ph.D.
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Academic Partnerships helped grow our online enrollment exponentially, from 170 students in spring 2018 to nearly 3,000 this spring.

Ashish Vaidya, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
From Inside Higher Ed, “The Essentiality of Public-Private Partnerships” (July 9, 2020)

The key to such partnerships has been finding the overlap in our respective institutional missions. Academic Partnerships, for example, shares our goal of increasing student access, affordability and ultimately student success, with offerings that allow students to pay by the course.

Ashish Vaidya, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
From Inside Higher Ed, “The Essentiality of Public-Private Partnerships” (July 9, 2020)