Press Release

Fashion School at Kent State University Designated as Ohio Center of Excellence

COLUMBUS, OH, Sep. 14, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, joined by Kent State University Board of Trustees, today named the The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. Ranked as the 3rd best fashion school in the U.S.

First Center of Excellence in Arts Awarded to University of Cincinnati Conservatory

COLUMBUS – In recognition of the impact of arts and culture in fueling job creation and business development, Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut and University of Cincinnati President Gregory H. Williams today announced that the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is Ohio's first Center of Excellence in Music and the Performing Arts.