Higher ed leader to visit Wright State, Clark State

The new leader of Ohio’s state agency that coordinates higher education will visit Wright State University and Clark State Community College on Monday as part of a statewide tour.

The public is invited to meet Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey during his first visits to the schools. He will discuss the impact of the state budget and learn about workforce development efforts, the new agriscience STEMM school at Clark State and services for veterans at Wright State.

Carey, a first generation college graduate and alumnus of Ohio University, was appointed by Gov. John Kasich in April. He previously served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives and eight years in the Ohio Senate.

His Clark State stop will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone in Springfield. He will meet with new president Jo Alice Blondin and hear presentations on how the college works with the community, according to the school.

His Wright State stop begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Wright Brothers Room of the Student Union. Carey will meet President David Hopkins, hear from Engineering Dean Nathan Klingbeil and then be available for questions.

Parking is available in the visitors lot next to the Student Union, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., the university announced.

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