ECU's Reach Higher Program Gives Working Adults a Chance at Obtaining a Degree


East Central University is all about second chances.

ECU and Oklahoma’s Adult Degree Completion Program, called Reach Higher, make it possible to return to college while working and raising a family.

“With the new year coming, it’s a perfect opportunity to get a fresh start or second chance toward obtaining your bachelor’s degree in a flexible format that’s very convenient,” said Dr. Shirley Mixon, Professor of Business and Director of the Oklahoma Degree Completion Program.

Completion of the program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Courses are offered primarily online and in an eight-week format.

To qualify, you must be 21 years old, have completed a minimum of 72 hours of college work, have a minimum 2.0 graduation/retention GPA in past college course work and complete an individual degree plan.

For more information on the Reach Higher Oklahoma Degree Completion Program contact Mixon at 580-559-5279 or

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Contact:  Brian Johnson
Amy Ford
East Central University Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)