Ohio Wesleyan’s Austin Manor, Dean of Students Featured in Time.com Article

Ohio Wesleyan University’s intergenerational living community, Austin Manor, has been a unique part of the OWU campus for more than 25 years.

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Austin Manor and OWU Dean of Students Kimberlie Goldsberry, Ph.D., are featured in Time.com’s Aug. 22 article “How Retirees Can Help a College Town Thrive.”

The article discusses Austin Manor, an intergenerational on-campus residence, with OWU students and employees as well as senior citizens among its residents.

In the article, writer Victor Luckerson says: “Austin Manor’s uncommon integration began in 1985, but it can provide a successful blueprint for how colleges and college towns can recruit both the young and the old today. Making a college town a retirement destination can help diversify a community’s economic base as well as its demographics.”

Read the full Time.com article.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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