Eleven of central Ohio’s most prestigious institutions of higher education to support higher learning opportunities for students
COLUMBUS – Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Gene T. Harris, Ph.D., welcomed a new educational partner as she brought together 11 of central Ohio’s most prestigious institutions of higher education to support higher learning opportunities for students on September 30.
The Columbus City Schools Higher Education Partnership (HEP) links higher education institutions with Columbus City Schools to address P-16 issues in urban education.
This year, Miami University joined the group of educators.
The Presidents’ Summit centered on developing a comprehensive plan for college readiness and retention along with sharing expectations and needed skill sets for Columbus City Schools’ students to be successful in college.
With the addition of Miami University, the HEP is now made up of 11 higher education partners. Attendance included Dr. Frederick Finks, president, Ashland University; Dr. Denvy A. Bowman, president, Capital University; Dennison W. Griffith, president, Columbus College of Art and Design; Dr. David Harrison, president, Columbus State Community College; Scarlett Howery, metro president, DeVry University; Dr. David R. Decker, president, Franklin University; Dr. David C. Hodge, president, Miami University; Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, president, Ohio University; Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D., president, Ohio Dominican University; Dr. Kathy A. Krendl, president, Otterbein College; and Dr. E. Gordon Gee, president, The Ohio State University.
Each participating member signed a memorandum of understanding rededicating themselves to the partnership.
The summit took place at the Fort Hayes High School, Shot Tower Gallery.