Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson issued the following statement on Monday, February 1, regarding the release of Gov. Mike DeWine’s Investing in Ohio’s Future state budget.
We commend Governor DeWine and his administration for their ongoing commitment to higher education in this challenging budgetary environment and for recognizing that Ohio’s top-tier universities make the state a desirable place to learn, work and live. Ohio College Opportunity Grants, State Share of Instruction funding and Choose Ohio First Scholarships are keys to expanding access to higher education and ensuring affordability. We are also pleased that the governor has included funding for clinical teaching in health sciences and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and provided new investment in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Ohio’s only veterinary medical college plays an important role in the state’s economy, graduates more than 80% of Ohio veterinarians, and conducts groundbreaking research on animal and human health.
As Ohio’s flagship, land grant university, Ohio State’s education, research, medical care, agricultural and extension programs help support every community in the state, and this budget proposal supports several of our most important priorities. We look forward to reviewing the governor’s Investing in Ohio’s Future plan and look forward to working with him and the General Assembly throughout the budget process.