Dr. E. Gordon Gee
Chancellor John Carey
Mar 24, 2014
By Gretchen Gregory
Dr. E. Gordon Gee will consult with education leaders and the business community in Ohio University’s Baker Center 240 on Monday, March 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to develop recommendations for improving college retention and attainment. The visit is one of several Quality & Value in Higher Education sessions scheduled across the state.
Recommendations will be presented to Gov. John Kasich, who recently called upon Gee as the president of five of America’s leading universities in an effort to ensure that Ohio’s public colleges and universities deliver greater value and quality to those they serve.
“As a graduate of Ohio University, I am pleased that we are able to have a Quality & Value discussion session in Southeast Ohio,” said Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey, who also will join in the discussion. “I look forward to listening to the thoughts and ideas of the region’s leaders.”
Two years ago, Ohio's public college and university presidents made history by working together to successfully identify higher-education capital projects that were most important to the state.
The Quality & Value initiative will lead to recommendations for improving the quality and value of higher education in the state - a trailblazing effort that promises significant impacts on Ohio's public colleges and their students.
“Our meeting at Ohio University is the latest stop on what has been a statewide listening tour,” said Ohio Board of Regents Spokesman Jeff Robinson. “We have gotten some valuable input and feedback thus far from our state’s higher education leaders, and we look forward to expanding the discussion in Athens to include area high schools, career technical centers and the local business community.”