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Column: Financial aid key to college education, better life

It’s back to college in the Buckeye State. In the next several weeks, more than 300,000 degree-seekers will be entering or returning to school at one of Ohio’s 14 public universities. College-level learning is the key to economic opportunity and prosperity for individuals and the state as well as to a strong democracy. It is […]

UA research team probes solution to control Lake Erie’s algae blooms

Toxic algae blooms are nothing new to Lake Erie, which is the shallowest of North America’s five Great Lakes. In fact, 400,000 residents in Toledo were told in 2014 not to consume the city’s drinking water that comes from Lake Erie after the discovery of microcystin, a toxic product of algae blooms that formed in the ugly […]

Opinion: Ohio’s public universities moving state forward

By Bruce Johnson / Special to The Canton Repository Posted May 30, 2019 at 7:52 AM     A year ago, Ohio’s 14 public universities launched a statewide communication campaign called “Forward Ohio.” The purpose of the campaign was to raise public awareness of the value of higher education, especially the many ways our public universities are helping to move Ohio […]

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 […]