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OC to lead registrar services for now-closed Ohio Valley University

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Oklahoma Christian University (OC) today announced plans to initiate registrar services for alumni of Ohio Valley University (OVU), which permanently closed at the end of 2021. OVU alumni may request copies of transcripts by contacting OC’s registrar at

"Churches of Christ have a rich heritage of founding and operating schools and colleges to provide faith-based education,” Oklahoma Christian University Provost Dr. Brian Starr said. “We are saddened by the loss of a sister institution, but Oklahoma Christian University is preparing to help Ohio Valley University alumni obtain their academic transcripts. We hope this small act of service will be of good benefit to them as they seek to expand their careers and education."

Located in Vienna, West Virginia, Ohio Valley University served as a private, liberal arts institution affiliated with the churches of Christ from 1958 to 2021. Over the years, the school grew from a junior college operating from temporary facilities into a four-year university offering a multitude of baccalaureate degrees.

“Ohio Valley University is thrilled to be partnering with Oklahoma Christian University to ensure that our students can receive their transcripts,” Former OVU President Michael Ross said. “This has been a challenging process as Robert Moore (Chair, Board of Trustees) and I have worked with so many to get to this point. We are thankful this sister institution has stepped up to help in such a critical and difficult time. We are confident that OC will serve our students well.”

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