Ono: Higher ed listens to the future

Cincinnati Enquirer

The leaders of several dozen Ohio colleges and universities gathered on Capitol Hill on March 25 to do something remarkably simple yet altogether extraordinary: We listened.

We listened to policy experts. We listened to researchers. We listened to a senior leader from the Department of Education. We listened to elected officials. We listened to each other.

Each year, Sen. Sherrod Brown convenes this diverse array of college presidents – from state universities, private liberal arts colleges, community colleges, art schools, Christian universities and more – to give us all a chance to see higher education issues from a different angle. Better still, he has the wisdom to invite his colleagues from across the aisle, including Sen. Rob Portman, to join in the discussion.

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