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Statement by Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee on the appointment of John Carey as chancellor

"Gov. Kasich has chosen wisely in selecting experienced state policymaker John Carey to be Ohio’s next Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. As the rare lawmaker to serve as both House and Senate Finance Committee chair, John Carey was instrumental in guiding Ohio through tough but fair state budgets for nearly two decades. A native son of southern Ohio, he understands well that all Ohioans deserve the opportunity for a high-quality education. Having left the legislature to work closely with Shawnee State, our new chancellor understands our universities as well as our Statehouse. I look forward to partnering with him as we work toward our shared goal of making Ohio¹s system of higher education the finest in the country."