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May 10, 2013 at 1:26 am

Political Science Alum Named Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich named alum John Carey ’81 chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. A former Ohio state representative, Carey earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

“Chancellor Carey has been a key mover in Ohio’s higher education and K-12 education reform movements and, more recently, a staunch advocate for Shawnee State University – experiences that make him well-suited to assume responsibilities as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents,” Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis said in Compass. “His extensive public service, his bold approach to tackling issues of importance in the Ohio legislature and his commitment to educational access for students in Appalachian Ohio has earned his alma mater’s highest esteem. I look forward to working with Chancellor Carey to strengthen Ohio’s public higher education system in the years ahead.”

News coverage of the appointment:

  • WOUB: “I wouldn’t have ever had the opportunity to do any of the things that I’ve been able to do without the education I received from graduating high school and going to Ohio University,” he said. “Growing up in a small town, I wasn’t really exposed to the greater world, and that’s what Ohio University offered me was the ability to see the bigger picture and to learn from people that have come from different backgrounds than I do.”
  • WSAZ TV reports: “Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served as Chairman of the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, and eight years in the Ohio Senate, where he served as Chairman of the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee.”
  • 91.3MYSO reports: “Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Carey as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, effective April 29. The appointment to lead one of the largest higher education networks in the country is subject to the Ohio Senate’s approval.”
  • The Ironton Tribune
  • Daily Sentinel: “One of the most familiar faces on the campus of Shawnee State University, and a former southern Ohio voice in the Ohio House of Representatives, is about to embark on the next step in his career.”
  • Greenwich Time
  •  10TV
  • Beaumont Enterprise
  • OSU Lantern: ““John Carey can help to continue to transform Ohio’s system of universities into a university system, and in doing so, higher education can become a stronger partner in Ohio’s job creation efforts,” Kasich said.”
  • Canton Repository
  • Tallmadge Express
  • Plain Dealer: “”The governor said part of Carey’s new role will involve working with businesses to ensure that students have the skills they need to meet employers’ needs.”
  • The Republic
  • Athens Messenger: Kasich continued, “John Carey is a thoughtful, devoted public servant who focused on job creation throughout his legislative career, and I am excited to see him inject this job-creation mentality into the Ohio Board of Regents.”
  • Columbus Dispatch: “As chancellor, Carey said, he plans to work with businesses to match their needs with the preparation that students receive in college.”
  • Daily Sentinel


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