Legislative Issues for Ohio's Independent Institutions
Representative Kirk Schuring Presented with Friend of Independent Higher Education Award
Rep. Schuring was recognized for his work on the budget, specifically the money allocated to the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, ensuring that Ohioâ€™s neediest students have state support in funding their dreams of pursuing higher education.
Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume presented Rep. Schuring with the award, stating, Representative Schuring has long been a dedicated supporter of private higher education in Ohio. He is always available, always willing to listen, and always ready to take action. His support of the Ohio Choice Opportunity Grant affirms that he is ourâ€˜go-to guy and a staunch defender of our students. Also on hand to celebrate Rep. Schuring were Rebecca Crowl, President, Aultman College of Nursing, David King, President, Malone University, and Greg King, VP for University Advancement, University of Mount Union.
AICUO is the public relations, research and government liaison organization for 51 independent, nonprofit institutions of higher education in Ohio. Members include four-year undergraduate, graduate and professional schools accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Picture Caption: (from left to right) Mr. Richard Jusseaume, President of Walsh University, C. Todd Jones, President of AICUO, Rep. Kirk Schuring, Ms. Rebecca Crowl, President of Aultman College of Nursing, Dr. David King, President of Malone University, Mr. Greg King, VP for University Advancement at University of Mount Union
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