From The Plain Dealer:
An editorial in the Marion Star on Dec. 21, 2013
Nearly two years ago, a cavalcade of hopeful state legislators paraded before voters and talked of ways to better provide access to high-quality college education throughout Ohio.
They touted it as a way to help businesses across the state get stronger... Read more
An editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator on Dec. 22, 2014
The Ohio Association of Community Colleges is coming to a radio near you!
OACC Interim President Dr. Karen Rafinski and Director of Public Affairs Jeff Ortega recently taped a segment for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Town Hall Ohio” radio program, a public affairs program hosted by Joe Cornely, OFBF’s Sr.... Read more
By Denise Dick
Since 2009, Ohio’s community-college students have been ineligible for need-based state aid, and they remain the only higher-education sector that’s still ineligible.
The Ohio Association of Community Colleges wants to change that.
The association recommends... Read more
An Editorial From The Canton Repository
The issue: State grant restrictions
For the past four years, community college students in Ohio have been denied access to the state’s financial aid program for low-income students. This is baffling at best, infuriating at worst.
The General Assembly should end this restriction... Read more
Aid sought for Ohio students seeking 2-year degrees
The Columbus Dispatch
Monday November 25, 2013 5:56 AM
The leaders of Ohio’s public community colleges say they’re tired of their students being treated like second-class citizens.
And they want lawmakers to set aside $20 million so their students can again draw... Read more
From the Community College Times, Washington, DC.
By Tabitha Whissemore, Published November 21, 2013
Community college students in Ohio are paying the price for the decline in state need-based aid.
Nov. 4, 2013
Ohio doesn’t have enough college graduates, lagging behind the national average, ranking in the high 30s among the states. That shortfall helps to explain the trend of the past three decades, the state’s average income declining sharply relative to... Read more
Nov. 4, 2013
State lawmakers have wrapped up six public hearings on higher education reform around Ohio, including at Penta Career Center in Perrysburg Township. Topics of the hearings, attended by hundreds of people, included credit transfers, adult education, faculty workloads, dual-enrollment programs, state funding, financial aid... Read more
From Inside Higher Ed
In the recession’s wake, Ohio began earmarking money from... Read more
I couldn’t agree more with The Blade that Ohio’s two-year students deserve access to state need-based aid (“Higher education” editorial, Sept. 21).
Community colleges continue to be a key driver of work-force development training and high-quality and affordable undergraduate education. That students at... Read more
College grants to aid labor pool
As Henry County’s economic development director, I have seen firsthand the struggle local manufacturers go through to recruit and maintain skilled labor .
Our skilled-labor shortage is an alarming issue that must be dealt with proactively by supporting our community colleges, which are the main... Read more