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Gov. John Kasich (left), Glatfelter Vice President John Blind, and Chillicothe campus Dean Donna Burgraff speak on April 8.

Photographer: Jack Jeffery

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Dean Burgraff shares Chillicothe’s mission as economic driver with governor

Ohio University-Chillicothe Dean Donna Burgraff had the opportunity to share with Gov. John Kasich how the campus serves as an economic driver for the region when the governor met with Glatfelter officials and the dean while touring the local factory on April 8.

The campus dean was able to share how the Chillicothe campus helps to develop a skilled workforce that supports the region’s and Ohio’s economic efforts by providing an educational experience that trains students for emerging career fields as well as the importance of partnerships.

During an open forum, the governor remarked about the partnership between Chillicothe campus and Glatfelter, which helps Glatfelter managers become more effective leaders of employers.

“I am glad about the partnership between Glatfelter and OU-C,” Kasich said. “It is important to have a well-trained workforce. We want to educate people for jobs that exist and to better align colleges [with employers].”

The Chillicothe Gazette story about the governor’s visit is available online at www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011104090301*.

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