Governor John Kasich and Chancellor John Carey announced the members of the Higher Education Capital Funding Commission, which will again be asked to collaborate on a statewide list of priorities for construction projects to be included in the upcoming capital budget.
The governor appointed Dr. Roy Church of Lorain County Community College and Dr. David Hodge from Miami University to serve as co-chair of this year’s commission. Other commission members appointed by the governor to represent Ohio’s community colleges include Presidents Chad Brown (Zane State College), Dorey Diab (North Central State College) and Steve Johnson (Sinclair Community College); while the other university commission members are Presidents Ron Berkman (Cleveland State University), Rod McDavis (Ohio University) and Santa Ono (University of Cincinnati).
Dr. Diab said he is honored to serve.
“The needs of our educational institutions continue to increase while resources continue to decline,” Diab said. “Our job is to work with each institution to prioritize their needs and work to fund those needs equitably. It is certainly a daunting task, but one we can accomplish if we come together with a mindset of doing the best we can in serving the needs of students throughout Ohio.”