Statement on Gov. Mike DeWine's 2020-2021 budget

Friday, March 15, 2019

Statement from Dr. Michael V. Drake, President of The Ohio State University, on the release of Gov. Mike DeWine's state budget:

We commend Governor DeWine and his administration for increasing investment in higher education through Ohio College Opportunity Grants, State Share of Instruction funding and Choose Ohio First Scholarships. We continue to study the plan introduced today and look forward to working collaboratively with the governor and the General Assembly throughout the budget process.

As Ohio's flagship university, we are committed to providing an education that is affordable, excellent and innovative. We are focused on solving the state's most pressing challenges, ensuring the employability of our graduates in the innovation economy and adding to the skilled workforce of Ohio. This budget proposal's focus on workforce, water quality, the addiction crisis and infant mortality aligns perfectly with several of Ohio State's highest priorities.