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Breaking Ground to Build on Successes Through Regionalism

Golden shovels lined the grass and the sun appeared just in time for Northeast Ohio Medical University and Bio-Med Science Academy’s groundbreaking ceremony, held Monday, April 29. The ceremony celebrated what will soon be a new, $24 million, 87,000 square-foot medical office building and academic learning center. The new facility will include medical offices, a […]

7th Annual IUC Day at the Statehouse

State Representative Rick Carfagna, from Genoa Township, took part in the Inter-University Council 7th Annual IUC Day at the Statehouse.  Representative Carfagna, currently serves as Chair of the House Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education.

Northeast Ohio community colleges and universities find more ways to work together

Northeast Ohio’s community colleges and public, four-year universities are finding more and more ways to work together. Last October, Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College announced a new partnership that would allow Eastern Gateway students to earn some bachelor’s degrees without leaving their campus. The University of Akron and Stark State College announced a dual admission […]

Efficiency Key to Universities’ Affordability and Value- Op-Ed. Columbus Dispatch 11.30.18

Over the past year, Ohio’s 14 public universities have been driving a communications campaign to raise awareness of the value of higher education. (www.forwardohio.com) Our universities understand the many financial obstacles facing today’s students and their families. We are developing new programs and initiatives to increase student financial aid, reduce student debt, increase degree completion, […]

Groups’ goal is ‘on-ramp’ to degree

Local colleges and universities are making it easier for students to transfer from two-year schools to four-year ones — and to make sure the work they’re doing at community colleges isn’t going to waste. Click on the link for the full article. https://www.crainscleveland.com/education/groups-goal-ramp-degree?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181015&utm_content=article3-image

Economic Impact Release 6.12.18

CONTACT Bruce Johnson, 614.464.1266 Study shows Ohio’s public universities added $42 billion in income to Ohio’s economy Universities generate substantial return on investment for students, taxpayers and society Columbus (June 12, 2018) — An economic impact study conducted for the Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC) indicates that the state’s public universities, their students and regional […]

Columbus Dispatch: Bruce Johnson: State gives special attention to in-demand jobs

Created through legislation enacted in November 2017, In-Demand Jobs Week is being coordinated by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with assistance from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The purpose of In-Demand Jobs Week is to raise awareness among students, their families and job-seekers of […]

Higher education partnership aims to improve Ohioans’ health

As the state of Ohio struggles with multiple critical health issues, Ohio University and The University of Toledo are coming together to find solutions. Today, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and University of Toledo President Sharon L. Gaber signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” to formalize the collaboration agreement between Ohio University’s College of Health […]

IUC calls on Ohio’s Congressional delegation to address the DACA issue

DACA IUC Response 9-2017 (Senator Portman letter is attached; all of Ohio’s delegation were sent the same letter)

New Center for Behavioral Health Sciences Seeks to Address Opioid Crisis

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM, updated August 3, 2017 at 3:24 PM The explosion of opioid addiction over the last two decades has taken the lives of many individuals, devastated families and neighborhoods, and put significant strain on the U.S. health and criminal justice systems. A new research center established by Cleveland […]