News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Lehmans

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


Former state senator tapped to head Ohio's university system
John Carey hopes to better align college with job availability in Ohio
by WKSU's IDA LIESZKOVSZKY


Reporter
Ida Lieszkovszky
 
Former Ohio lawmaker and now Chancellor John Carey
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Gov. John Kasich has tapped former Ohio lawmaker John Carey to head the state’s public university system. StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports on the new chancellor of the Board of Regents.
Former state senator tapped to head state's university system

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:10)


Carey’s first major political job was as mayor of his hometown of Wellston in southeastern Ohio. His most recent gig was as a lobbyist for Shawnee State University.

But in between, he served in both the Ohio House and Senate as a Republican lawmaker, where he at one point had the opportunity to scold members of the Board of Regents for spending a lot of money dining out, "which is ironic because I never thought I’d be at the Board of Regents.” 

Not only is Carey now at the Board of Regents, he’s the head of the Board of Regents. His biggest goal, he says, is to align higher education to the jobs available in the state.

“Right now, we have thousands of jobs that are going unfilled because we don’t have people with the skills or the education to fill them. So one of my goals is to try to help to fill that gap.” 

Carey says he’ll continue the board’s previous work on reducing the state’s remediation rates and preparing universities to transition to a new funding system.

The Senate needs to confirm Carey, but his first official day on the job is set for next Monday.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's attorney general rejectsthe latest proposal to legalize marijuana
i think the ag launguage is money hes talking about drug companies must pay him more than responsible ohio can

PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
Hi, Does anyone know the number - in the pbs special "Last Days of Vietnam" documentary, of how many Vietnamese were evacuated? Please e-mail me the answer. T...

Protest planned at tomorrow's FirstEnergy meeting
The problems of the poor and downtrodden have nothing to do with First Energy. They are the result of Republican legislators who consistently reduce taxes on th...

Ohio bill would help smaller communities with LGBT discrimination laws
Do we not try and have rights for all individuals equally? On the HUD list of "preferred" candidates who get "special consideration" it states that: For purp...

Ohio likely will continue with two types of police academies
Wake up people your wanting a Harvard law school education for a job that may pay a little over the poverty level. I don't know anyone who could support a wife ...

Police Week's ties from NE Ohio to D.C.
The men and women in blue who risk their lives everyday to serve and protect us....and this is as much recognition and appreciation that NPR/WKSU feels to offer...

First in a Series: How charter schools got a foothold in Ohio
If the interest where in education and there would be oversight of taxpayer dollars, charter schools would be okay. However, Charter School in Ohio are purely f...

Near West Theater raises the curtain at its new home with 'Shrek the Musical'
When I heard you were doing an article about the Near West Theater, I was very excited, because I had seen the lobby artwork in process on the floor of the arti...

Northeast Ohio pastors want to talk reform with Akron-based FirstEnergy
It's great that this First Energy bailout request is getting media coverage. First Energy is asking to be allowed to NOT find the best costing energy to sell us...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University