Welcome from President Harold Shank
WELCOME TO OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY!
Just imagine making a difference. That’s what I want to do.
As an awkward teenager growing up near Pittsburgh, it seemed unlikely that I would make any difference at all. But a few people encouraged me to go to a Christian university. There I learned about God’s purpose for my life. I left prepared to pursue that purpose and to make a difference in the world.
That same goal attracted me to Ohio Valley University, a wonderful college associated with Churches of Christ. Here we train young people to make a difference in the world. Just imagine an environment where the faculty members are not distant figures behind the podium in large lecture halls, but they stand at your side finding ways to continuously improve your learning environment.
Now I do for others what was done for me.
At our core, we believe every student has a lofty purpose in life. OVU’s mission is to transform lives in a Christ-centered academic community. We help young people discover their purpose, prepare them to accomplish it, and send them out to do it!
Just imagine making a difference. That’s what we do at Ohio Valley University.