Ashland University Corporate Partners Program

Charles River Labs Bio

In 1947, Dr. Henry Foster established a one-man laboratory in Boston, overlooking the Charles River. Today, Charles Rivers looks like a very different company, but in realizing Dr. Henry Foster’s vision, the company remains committed to collaboration, responsibility and leadership within the global research community.

In the last six decades, Charles River has seen technologies advance and new diseases emerge. The one-man laboratory has evolved into a worldwide support network, allowing the company to act as a steadfast partner to its clients, from discovery to lot release testing. By carefully cultivating its portfolio, the company has become a continuous strategic effort in anticipating tomorrow’s drug development needs.

Today, Charles River has over 10,000 employees worldwide with a global presence in 70 facilities in 18 countries. The company is a leader in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and academic organizations throughout the world.

Charles River, is passionate about its role in improving the quality of people’s lives. The company’s mission, excellent science and strong sense of purpose guides the company in all that they do, and it approaches each day with the knowledge that their work helps to improve the health and well-being of families, friends and colleagues across the globe. The collective efforts as One Charles River is the key to the company’s success, and knowing that every job and every person is important. Every day, each employee strives to make a difference in whatever way they can.

Welcome Charles River Labs Employees

An Added Value That Fits Your Goals

The Eagle Community Partners Program at Ashland University is a value-added, employee-benefit opportunity. Eagle Community Partner employees, spouses, and dependents are eligible to receive the Eagle Community Partners Tuition Discount, giving them greater access to our nationally ranked, fully accredited degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Breakdown of benefits per category of student

Online undergraduate students: 10% tuition discount on top of most grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Traditional On-Campus Full-time undergraduate students: $1,000 per year ($500 per semester) on top of any other grants, scholarships, and student loans.

All Graduate students: 10% percent tuition discount on top of any other grants, scholarships, and student loans.

All students participating in our RN-BSN program: 10% tuition discount.

A Partnership for Success

Leaders within your organization took the first step by partnering with AU because they care and are passionate about providing you opportunities to succeed in and outside the workplace

Discover how Ashland University can enhance your performance and success through access to career advancement skills and valuable training opportunities, for you and your family!

Your Next Steps

We know everyone's journey doesn't look the same, so whether you've already applied and been accepted, or if you're just starting to look into how to use your tuition discounts you'll find your next step below.

If you need help figuring out where you're at, or how to start, we're here and happy to help. Reach out to the Eagle Community Partners Department by emailing or by calling 419.207.6745

Request Info

Need more information? Fill out and submit your information using the form on the right side of this page and someone from our admissions team will reach out. Or, you can send an email to asking for more information.

Explore Your Interests

Planning on taking online classes? Ready to experience life on campus? Your tuition discounts can be used no matter the program, or degree option. Choose below for which option works best for you!

If you are an online student, explore your program options by clicking here.

If you are an on-campus student, explore your program options by clicking here.

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Ready to go all-in?!

If you have already spoken to an admissions representative or would like to apply immediately, you may click here. If you are unsure of which application to fill out, you can call an admissions representative at 419.289.5738.

You may be wondering what's the catch. Seriously there isn't one. The only thing standing between you and your tuition discounts is a completed verification form.

Click the purple Verification Form button from the panel on the left, fill out and submit. Once you're officially accepted and enrolled the discount is applied, and that's it. We're happy to help you, learn for less.

Charles River Contact:
Michelle Hartley
Executive Director, Human Resources

Ashland University Contact:

Dan Lawson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Chief Corporate Relations Officer

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