Reach Higher Direct Complete program signing

What: News conference with photo, video and news opportunity as the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education launch Reach Higher: DirectComplete, a new adult degree completion program

When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Where: Oklahoma State Capitol, Blue Room, 2nd floor

Who: State Regent Ann Holloway, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; Chancellor Glen D. Johnson; representatives from program partners; and representatives of Oklahoma’s higher education participating institutions

Background: Reach Higher: DirectComplete is a statewide degree completion program that connects state workforce development needs with degree programs at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities. Focusing on adult students, this program helps adults who have earned some college credit complete a degree linked to a critical occupation as designated by Oklahoma Works’ Oklahoma’s 100 Critical Occupations list. Partnerships with businesses, tribes, workforce development agencies, nonprofit organizations and foundations, federal and state agencies and other groups will provide scholarships, grants and other support to adult students who pursue degree programs within the Reach Higher: DirectComplete program.