Press Release

Ohio’s ultra-fast statewide broadband network honored by leading national technology publication

Columbus, Ohio/Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2013)
– IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program named the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) as a 2013 Laureate in the “Emerging Technology” category Monday night during its Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

Board of Regents Welcomes Chief of Staff, Names New Legislative & Policy Team

COLUMBUS, OH, June 4, 2013 – The Ohio Board of Regents welcomed Matt Whatley as its new Chief of Staff Monday, and also announced a new legislative and policy team. Laura Padgett has been named the agency’s Policy Director and Eli Faes has been named Legislative and Public Affairs Director. Both Padgett and Faes are veterans of the agency, formerly serving as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Public Affairs Director, respectively.

Governor Kasich Appoints Kurt Kaufman to Board of Regents

COLUMBUS, OH, May 30, 2013 – Kurt A. Kaufman, of Waynesfield, was appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents by Gov. John Kasich this week. His term begins immediately and ends on Sept. 20, 2018. The nine-member board advises the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Kaufman is an attorney who has owned and managed Kaufman Law Office in Lima for the past 16 years. His practice focuses on worker’s compensation, representing both injured workers and employers. His practice areas also include business and probate.

Kasich Appoints John Carey to Serve as Chancellor of the Ohio Board Of Regents


COLUMBUS, OH – Today Gov. John R. Kasich appointed John Carey to serve as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. As Chancellor, Carey will lead the University System of Ohio – the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the nation – and will further the Administration’s efforts to better integrate higher education into the state’s job creation and workforce development efforts.