2-19-2013

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The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee responds to Gov. Kasich’s State of the State address

Says approach to funding universities and colleges will set a new course for public higher education across the state

“The Governor’s address outlined a bold plan for continuing to move Ohio’s economy forward. While many states are reducing funding for colleges, Governor Kasich has shown he understands that higher education is the engine driving long-term economic development in this state. We welcome the governor’s support of higher education and echo his call to better prepare students for the future by tying state funding to degree completion. This enlightened approach to funding for Ohio’s universities and colleges will lead us to greater collaboration while setting a new course for public higher education across this great state.”

About The Ohio State University
Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers, and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.