Strategic Partnerships

Buena Vista University creates mutually beneficial partnerships with employers to strengthen their current employee benefits package, at no cost to the employer. We transform our communities by increasing access to higher education and lowering the overall cost of attendance through employer partner grant funding opportunities. Partner with us to train and upskill your employees and utilize us as a tool in your employee recruitment and retention efforts! 

Inquire about a BVU educational partnership and learn about the benefits to you, your employees, and their families.


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Educational Partnerships

For our current partners: Are you an employee, spouse/domestic partner, or dependent of an employee associated with one of our partner organizations? We invite you to explore majors, apply to Buena Vista University, and lower your overall tuition costs.

Current Partners

  • Ag Partners, LLC
  • AHSTW Community School District
  • Albert City-Truesdale Community School District
  • Alta-Aurelia Community School District
  • AmeriServe International
  • Availa Bank
  • Biodyne USA
  • Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools
  • Boyer Valley Community School District
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
  • Buena Vista County
  • BW Fusion
  • Cardinal Community School District
  • CARE
  • Carroll Community School District
  • Century 21 The Professional Group
  • Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County
  • City of Marshalltown
  • Clay Central Everly
  • Community 1st Credit Union
  • Community & Family Resources
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Crawford County Memorial Hospital 
  • Denison Community School District
  • Eagle Grove Community School District
  • East Union Community School District
  • Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District
  • Emmetsburg Community School District
  • Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Fort Dodge Community School District
  • Foundation Analytical Lab
  • Glenwood Community School District
  • Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress
  • Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District
  • IKM-Manning Community School District
  • Innovative Industries
  • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
  • K&W Electric, Inc.
  • Kingsley-Pierson Community School District
  • Kuemper Catholic School System
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare
  • Lawton-Bronson Community School District 
  • Marshalltown Community School District
  • Mary J. Treglia Community House
  • Merrill Manufacturing
  • Mid-Iowa Community Action
  • Midwest Christian Services
  • Midwest Industries Inc.
  • Missouri Valley Community School District
  • Murray Community School District
  • New Hope
  • Newell-Fonda Schools
  • OABCIG Community School District
  • Opportunity Living
  • Ottumwa Community School District
  • Pocahontas Area Community School
  • Prelude Behavioral Services
  • Pro Cooperative
  • Ranco Fertiservice, Inc.
  • Rembrandt Enterprises Inc.
  • Ridge View
  • Rosenboom Machine & Tool
  • Saint Malachy Catholic School
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District
  • Sieda Community Action
  • Sioux Central Community School District
  • Siouxland Mental Health Center
  • South O’Brien Community School District
  • Storm Lake Community School District
  • Storm Lake St. Mary's School
  • St. Edmond Catholic School
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
  • South Central Calhoun Community School District
  • Southern Iowa Resources for Families
  • Support Services of South Central Iowa
  • Treynor Community School District
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Van Meter Community School District
  • VT Industries
  • Wellman
  • Wells Ag Supply
  • Wild Rose Casino & Hotel
  • Zupp and Zupp Law Firm, P.C.

Future Partners

Partner with Buena Vista University and offer educational benefits to complement your current employee benefits package.  

Offer benefits to your employees and their families:

  • Exclusive partner grants to lower the overall cost of tuition for online/hybrid undergraduate programs and our Organizational Leadership online graduate program
  • Exclusive annual partner grants to lower the overall cost to attend our BVU Storm Lake main campus
  • Continuing education, training, and workshops 

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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.

  • Explore professional development opportunities offered by BVU School of Education

Our Partnerships at Work

Stay up to date with Strategic Partnerships at BVU, with the latest news and announcements about these exciting opportunities. News & Announcements

Community College Partnerships

Buena Vista University has a 40+ year history of partnerships with community colleges across Iowa. Students enrolled with the community college partner can complete their degree without leaving their communities. They begin their journey to a bachelor’s degree by enrolling at our partner community college for their first two years and complete their bachelor’s degree with BVU.

Students have the support of their enrollment counselor, personal advisor, and financial specialists. These dedicated staff members assist them through the enrollment process and the entire length of their program. Course plans are tailored to fit students, their goals, and their lifestyle. In addition, students receive tutoring support, enjoy full use of BVU’s library services virtually, and have tech support through 2FIX, the University’s Information Technology Department.

BVU is pleased to offer continuing education webinars on a variety of education and professional topics. Continuing Education Opportunities

Contact Us

Buena Vista University
ATTN: Strategic Partnerships
610 W Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Laura Todd

Laura Todd
Director of Strategic Partnerships