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.

State and Federal Funding Supports Adults Returning to School

COLUMBUS — The University System of Ohio's Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs are the gateway for more than 45,000 of Ohioans re-entering the educational pipeline. Brushing up on skills to prepare for college, bolstering their job readiness, and preparing to take the GED test - these students are pursuing education that will make them, and Ohio, more competitive in the knowledge-based economy.

University System of Ohio Establishes Statewide Standard for Recognizing Military Education

COLUMBUS - Under a directive from Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut issued today, military training, experience, and coursework of student servicemembers will count for credit throughout the University System of Ohio. Providing a uniform state standard for recognizing military credits is expected to help bring current student servicemembers into the workforce sooner and attract new student servicemembers to Ohio.

Third Wave of Ohio Faculty Honored for Improving and Lowering Costs of College Textbooks

COLUMBUS–Recognizing reducing textbook costs is an important way to help keep students in school, and that new digital tools make it easier than ever to lower prices while enriching learning, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced the University System of Ohio's 2011 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award winners.