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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


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Former Ohio lawmaker and now Chancellor John Carey
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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.
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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.
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