The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools honored Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey for decades of public service with the OACCS Lifetime Achievement Award. OACCS recognized Carey at the association’s board meeting today in Columbus.
Carey was appointed Chancellor by Gov. John Kasich in April 2013. Most recently, he was an administrator at Shawnee State University.
“Chancellor Carey values the important role career education plays in meeting the post-secondary education needs of Ohioans, and he brings a zeal for workforce development to the Board of Regents that is vitally needed,” said R. David Rankin, executive director of the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools.
“Under his leadership, we are seeing a much better alignment between higher education and the workforce needs of Ohio’s businesses.”
As mayor of Wellston, Carey built a strong relationship with Gallipolis Career College. His ties with the college continued while he was a state lawmaker, and he was a frequent commencement speaker.
Throughout his career, Carey has worked hard to assist non-traditional students. A graduate of Ohio University, Carey is a first-generation college graduate, like many of Ohio’s career college alumni.
Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives and eight years in the Ohio Senate. He is one of the few legislators in history to serve as chairman of both the House Finance and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee.
“Thanks to John Carey’s leadership, the Board of Regents will become a stronger partner with career colleges and schools to ensure that students have the opportunity to pursue the education they need to meet the needs of Ohio’s employers,” Rankin said.
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.
About the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools
The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools is a statewide association of voluntary membership for non-public, post-secondary private schools and colleges. All member schools are licensed by the State of Ohio through the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Ohio has more than 300 registered career colleges and schools preparing more than 85,000 students for jobs and careers through certificate, diploma and degree programs.
Ohio Board of Regents Contact:
Jeff Robinson Office: 614.752.9487