Ohio Statehouse Hosts College Affordability Briefing on Feb. 9

The following is a message from Summit Education Initiative’s Executive Director Derran Wimer.

On Feb. 9, Philanthropy Ohio will host a briefing on College Affordability in Ohio and how college costs impact the future of Ohio (and of our community).

As a result of an affordability paper the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland authored last fall, Summit Education Initiative (SEI) joined a statewide group with Philanthropy Ohio to launch an effort to increase college affordability in Ohio.college students

It is my pleasure to invite you to the College Affordability in Ohio Briefing next week at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. I hope you will join us among local, state and national experts for this important policy discussion on how Ohio can meet its 2025 Attainment Goal, which aligns with our efforts in Summit County.

You may click here to register for this FREE event. Please view the invitation below for event details.

College Affordability in Ohio

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided.


If Ohio is to meet its goal of 65 percent of Ohioans having a college degree or marketable credential by 2025, we have to tackle the state’s overall investment in post-secondary education. Meeting the challenge is critical to Ohio’s economic vitality.


William Doyle, Vanderbilt University; Co-lead author of

College Affordability Diagnosis

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Temple University; Author of

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Neil Ridley, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

We’ll learn about the challenges facing many of Ohio’s young people who are eager to earn a degree. In order for the state to have the intellectual capital it needs to attract and keep good employers, the state must make college more accessible and affordable for all students.

Sponsored by:

Philanthropy Ohio