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Last updated 6:52AM ET
July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Higher Education Meeting
(WOUB) - Ohio University's President calls a meeting in Washington D-C Thursday very successful.

Roderick McDavis was at a forum for Ohio college and university president hosted by U-S Senator Sherrod Brown on goals and opportunities in higher education.

McDavis says they talked about how to keep the quality of higher education in Ohio high.. While keeping the price of that education low.

Another topic discussed was the problem of "brain drain" in the state....meaning that many get educated in Ohio - but then leave the state to take a job.

McDavis says those at the forum think that higher education needs to get more involved in Ohio's economic development...something he says Ohio University is already doing and can build on.

McDavis says a report on the meeting will be distributed to all those in attendance and follow-up meetings will be planned.

Several other presidents from our region attended the forum.
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