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Urbana University Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Urbana, OH (February 28, 2020)

Criminal Justice students in the Department of Public Administration of Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting for the candidates running for Champaign County Sheriff. The Town Hall Meeting will be held on March 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center, Sara Landess Room.

This informative event highlights the platforms of all three candidates for Champaign County Sheriff and provides students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to discuss important county wide criminal justice issues and concerns. Dr. Lori L. Hall, lead faculty in Urbana’s Criminal Justice program, assisted students in organizing this meeting to provide real-world insight into the process of political elections and the criminal justice system. Candidates include participating in the Town Hall Meeting are Sheriff Matt Melvin, Champaign County; Lt. David Patrick, Mechanicsburg Police Department; and Chad Burroughs, St. Paris, OH.

The community is invited to join the Urbana University’s Department of Public Administration and Urbana University for the Champaign County Sheriff candidates Town Hall Meeting on March 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center, Sara Landess Room; light refreshments will be provided.

Election day for Champaign County is March 17, 2020. For information on voting locations and candidates, visit the Champaign County Board of Election’s website at

Interested in a degree in Criminal Justice Administration? Learn more about Urbana University’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program. For details on the program and how to apply visit

For more information, contact Dr. Lori L. Hall, Lead Faculty of Criminal Justice, at 937-772-9376 or

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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