Governor Kasich Appoints Elizabeth Kessler to Board of Regents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (2013-08-01) — 

COLUMBUS, OH, August 1, 2013 – Elizabeth P. Kessler, of New Albany, was appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents by Gov. John Kasich this week. Her term begins immediately and ends on Sept. 20, 2016. The nine-member board advises the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.


Kessler is an attorney with Jones Day, where she is Partner-in-Charge of the Columbus office. She has extensive experience in complex litigation with a particular focus on nationwide product liability cases. Her experience includes defending manufacturers of products such as medical devices, cigarettes, recreational vehicles, paints, and chemicals. She appears in state and federal courts throughout the United States and coordinates the defense for clients with co-defendants in joint defense groups.


“Ms. Kessler will be a great addition to the Board of Regents,” said Chancellor John Carey. “I look forward to working with her.”


Kessler received her B.G.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation. Her civic involvement includes serving on nonprofit boards such as The Ohio State University Medical Center Board, the Wexner Center, and the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way.


Kessler is filling the unexpired term of Bonnie Kaelter Milenthal. Kessler’s first Board of Regents meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.



About the Board of Regents

The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio's cabinet. The Chancellor, with the advice of the nine-member Board of Regents, provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, advocates for the University System of Ohio and carries out state higher education policy.