Inspire Your Workforce

Strategic Partnerships

Buena Vista University seeks to collaborate with organizations to offer education benefits which strengthen a current employee's benefits package, at no cost to the employer. Through a Strategic Partnership, you can provide your employees and their families a pathway to continue their educational journey through a discounted education at BVU. 

Together, we will make a difference and build brighter futures. 

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Are you with a current Strategic Partner organization? Discover the resources available to you and how to apply for BVU's partner grant!Learn More

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At BVU, it is our mission to strengthen communities across Iowa by providing affordable, accessible higher education through strategic partnerships with organizations like yours. Together, we can build up our Iowa communities and beyond.

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Exclusive Partner Grants

Lower the overall cost of tuition for our Storm Lake campus, online and hybrid undergraduate programs, and our organizational leadership graduate program. 

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Professional Development Opportunities

Enrich your workforce with continuing education, training, and workshops. Inquire with us about opportunities and costs.

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Personal Support

All students receive support from an academic advisor and financial specialist, as well as tutoring support, tech support, and access to our virtual library services.

Dr. Stacey Cole

Inspire Your Workforce
with Education Benefits

Since its founding, BVU and the Storm Lake Community School District have served and strengthened this wonderful community through education and service. Providing greater access to a BVU education will empower our staff members and their families as they advance their careers and make this region all that much stronger in so many ways.

Dr. Stacey Cole, Storm Lake Community School District Superintendent

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Professional Development

At Buena Vista University, we are committed to your lifelong learning and success. We offer a variety of topics to satisfy your professional development and continuing education needs.

  • Professional development opportunities

Continuing Education

Buena Vista University offers a variety of continuing education opportunities to expand your knowledge and build upon your experience. Our courses, workshops, and webinars equip you with the essentials to stay current in your practicing field.

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Our Partners

BVU's Strategic Partnerships division manages more than 90 partnerships. Our partners include schools, community colleges, businesses, and regional and national organizations.

Fareway Meat and Grocery
VT Industries
Corteva Agriscience
Casey's
Unity Point Health
  • View Our Full Portfolio of Strategic Partners
Chelsea Wilhelm

Stand Together.
Build Together.

I am a fulltime, online student majoring in business with a focus in financial decision making. The grant I receive from the Strategic Partnership program has made a major impact in my ability to further my education. The benefits from this program made it so I could afford to go to school. My experience with BVU so far has been great, my professors are friendly, and I am learning a lot, all on my own time!

Chelsea Wilhelm, Universal Banker at Availa Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about entering a Strategic Partnership with Buena Vista University? Take a look at some common questions and answers, and learn more about the value of the educational benefits you and your organization can receive.

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Contact Us

Buena Vista University
ATTN: Strategic Partnerships
610 W Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
strategicpartnerships@bvu.edu

Laura Todd

Laura Todd
Director of Strategic Partnerships
toddl@bvu.edu
712.749.2638