Statement by President Drake on establishment of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Michael V. Drake, president of The Ohio State University, today thanked Gov. John Kasich for establishing the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education and appointing Ohio State Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Geoffrey Chatas to chair the task force.
“I appreciate and value Gov. Kasich’s leadership that challenges universities and colleges to do more with less,” Drake said this morning after a meeting with Kasich and other university presidents. “Ohio State is committed to these goals of ensuring that students have access to an affordable education while continuing to enhance the excellence associated with The Ohio State University. Geoff Chatas has positioned Ohio State as a national leader in maximizing our resources and adopting innovative funding strategies, and he will be an outstanding leader of this effort.”