Moravian University Making its Mark in Lancaster
by Michael Corr, Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Moravian University
In 2021, Moravian University (Bethlehem, PA), Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary began the process of combining these historic institutions. All three schools will continue to operate separately, but interdependently, with plans being made for the two seminaries to offer courses and programs across both campuses by the fall of 2024. In addition to the partnership between the two seminaries, this relationship creates unique opportunities for Moravian University in the Lancaster market.
Lancaster Theological Seminary continues to serve students interested in lay/ordained ministry, vocations in nonprofit leadership, and doctoral studies in theology on their historic Lancaster campus. In addition, Moravian has established an office in Lancaster, with a graduate admissions staff member to serve students interested in adult degree completion and graduate business programs (all online at this time). In addition, Moravian has a staff member based in Lancaster as part of the Office of University Partnerships. This office is expanding the relationship-building that has taken place in the Lehigh Valley over the last few years by establishing partnerships with Lancaster-area businesses and organizations to create programs that will benefit their employees. In working with area employers, Moravian offers tuition discounts, employee acquisition and retention programs, workforce upskilling, consultation projects, and more to organizations that take advantage of these initiatives.
In the Lehigh Valley, Moravian University has established relationships with organizations including Air Products, B. Braun, Crayola, and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. Benefits provided to partners are tailored to the needs of each organization and have provided access to Moravian University degree and certificate programs that benefit both the employee and their employers.
“We operate in the space of the art of the possible,” says Katie P. Desiderio, assistant vice president, corporate-educational partnerships at Moravian University. This sentiment highlights the wealth of opportunities available for Lancaster-area organizations seeking to create meaningful benefits and programs for their employees.. The University looks forward to working with partners to craft programs that meet needs.
As Moravian University continues to introduce itself to Lancaster, their staff will be hard at work alongside faculty and staff members at the Lancaster Theological Seminary campus on West James Street to design innovative programs that will positively impact area organizations, their employees, and as a result, the entire region.
For more information about Moravian University, the partnership opportunities available, and online graduate business degree and certificate programs, visit moravian.edu/lancaster.
Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications