Press Release

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro to Retire from Public Service

COLUMBUS, OH - December 17, 2012 – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro today announced he will retire from public service, with a tentative date of Feb. 1, 2013. Petro was appointed by Governor John Kasich in March 2011 and leads the University System of Ohio, one of the largest systems of public higher education in the nation. 

Ohio Board of Regents to Collaborate with Ohio Department of Education


COLUMBUS, OH – December 14, 2012 - In an effort to further the collaboration between the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), and enhance the development of P-20 initiatives, the OBR is moving its offices to the ODE facility at 25 S. Front St., Columbus, OH, 43215.

The actual move will take place on Friday, Dec. 28, with OBR in its new home by the start of the business day on Monday, Dec. 31.

Gupta Named Interim Chair of Board of Regents


COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 14, 2012 – The Ohio Board of Regents, at its regular meeting on Nov. 12, appointed Regent Vinny Gupta to be interim chair of the Board.

Gupta will fill the role vacated by outgoing Regent James Tuschman. Gupta’s interim term will run through March 31, 2013. 

“I’m happy to serve as interim chair for the board, and I am eager to see where our recent efforts in commercialization and college completion will take us as we move into 2013,” Gupta said.

Chancellor, OhioLINK Advisory Board name Evans executive director of OhioLINK


COLUMBUS, OH; Oct. 25, 2012 – Chancellor Jim Petro today appointed Gwen Evans to serve as executive director of OhioLINK and placed the library consortium under the umbrella of the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH).

Petro had appointed Evans as interim director of the consortium of 88 Ohio colleges and university libraries in August, replacing John Magill. Magill had directed the consortium since his 2010 appointment and left the OhioLINK post in August to focus on workforce and economic development initiatives at the Ohio Board of Regents.