Antioch University Receives $1 Million Gift To Support “Fund For The Future”

Contribution will support the launch of new degrees in the low-residency and hybrid models

Antioch University has announced that an anonymous donor has made a $1 million contribution to the University’s “Fund for the Future.” The gift will support the scaling up of existing programs across the University system and to launch new degree programs in the low-residency and hybrid model. The gift will support programs at each of Antioch’s five campuses located in Seattle; Keene, New Hampshire; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; and Yellow Springs, Ohio; as well as the Graduate School of Leadership and Change. The “Fund for the Future” campaign has a goal of $5 million over the next three years and is currently at $1.2 million.

“This is an exciting gift to receive,” said Bill Groves, Interim Chancellor of Antioch University. “New opportunities are now open to us as the University continues its trajectory of growth and expansion of program offerings.”

Antioch University Santa Barbara: The contribution will support the newly launched Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology concentration in Somatic Psychotherapy. Somatic psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach embracing the interconnection between the body, emotions, cognition, and sense of self. It is applied in the treatment of psychological and physical responses to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as in responding to a vast range of life issues including depression, anxiety, and attachment disorders.

Antioch University Los Angeles: In collaboration with Antioch University New England’s Environmental Studies faculty, a certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will be offered through distance education.  This certificate will also serve as a concentration in the low-residency MA in Urban Sustainability program. The gift will also be used to support and scale up the campus’s academic programming in Nonprofit Management and educator credentialing.

Antioch University Seattle: In collaboration with Antioch University New England, a Dance Movement Therapy program will be offered in an online, low-residency model, as willGeographical Information Systems (GIS) courses. The gift will also support an expanded undergraduate studies program focusing on Communication and Media. The Master of Arts Urban Environmental Education program, a partnership with IslandWood, will be expanded to new geographic markets. The campus will also be redeveloping selected programs into a hybrid delivery model to increase access to working adults.

Antioch University New England: The current Geographical Information Systems (GIS) certificate will be expanded to other campuses and new geographic markets through distance education across all campuses. The Dance Movement Therapy program will be expanded with an online, low-residency model to reach markets in the Northwest and across the country. Graduate programs in Marriage and Family Therapy will be also be expanding their reach through online, low-residency models.

Antioch University Midwest: The gift will go toward expanding undergraduate studies focusing on Middle Childhood Education and Special Education. The gift will also support the MEd concentration in Trauma-Informed Education.

The Graduate School in Leadership & Change is exploring new degree programs and opportunities to add to its highly successful PhD in Leadership & Change. In addition, a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational and Professional Practice is in the approval process and will be offered University-wide.

“We are deeply grateful for this extraordinary gift and the inspiration it provides for others to support students and the University,” added Groves.

About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Seattle; and Yellow Springs, Ohio; Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Antioch University also includes a Graduate School of Leadership and Change and Antioch Online. The University is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 institution and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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