Gee, Brown working to improve student success


Gee, Brown working to improve student success

OSU Lantern – Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee is working with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to develop strategies to improve student success and keep financial aid access for Ohio students.

Jim Lynch, university spokesman, said that aside from advocating for financial aid, Brown and Gee are working together on Brown’s ‘Brain Gain’ initiative.

“(Brown) has compiled (the) best practices on internships and other opportunities to keep students in Ohio after graduation,” Lynch said.

Brown held his Fourth Annual College and University Presidents’ Conference on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. in an effort to discuss these issues and link educators with business leaders to enhance economic development.

Gee, along with other Ohio university presidents, attended to interact with officials from the Department of Education, the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Gates Foundation in order to “hear firsthand from federal policymakers about the outlook for higher education,” Lynch said.

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