Board Of Regents Chancellor To Make Announcement

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Olivia Bevan
Yingchi Wei

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Updated Thu, Nov 15, 2012 1:03 pm

UPDATE 1:00 P.M. Ohioans will soon have more resources at their fingertips geared toward college and career success.

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro will launch the OhioMeansSuccess.org website Thursday afternoon in Columbus.

The tool is designed to help Ohio students and families find better paths to completing college degrees and credentials.

The website includes free resources, such as the Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee program to streamline credit transfer among the state’s public colleges, universities and career centers.

Ohio Board of Regents Deputy Director of Communication Jeff Robinson says he considers this tool to be beneficial to both individuals and the state.

“In today’s highly competitive economy, every Ohioan needs to pursue post-secondary degree education. People who are going to fill in tomorrow’s jobs are going to be the people who are qualified with post-secondary degrees or credentials,” says Robinson.

During the launch, some students from Metro Early College High school will demonstrate how to navigate the website.

Robinson says he believes everyone who uses the website will find a faster and more effective way to their ideal careers.

The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio.


The Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents will announce a new initiative to help Ohio students Thursday afternoon.

Jim Petro will introduce OhioMeansSuccess.org at Metro Early College High School in Columbus.

The website will include resources to help Ohio students and their families find the best path to earning a college degree.

One of the resources is the Ohio Transfer to Degree Guarantee program, which streamlines credit transfers among the state's public colleges, universities and career centers.

According to the Board of Regents, this enables students to complete general education requirements and coursework for more than 60 degree programs.

The announcement is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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