A former state lawmaker has been appointed as the next chancellor overseeing higher education in Ohio.
Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday announced the appointment of John Carey as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, effective April 29. The appointment to lead one of the largest higher education networks in the country is subject to the Ohio Senate's approval.
The University of Dayton is promising new freshmen that they will pay the same amount for tuition all four years they are in school.
The guarantee to new freshmen eliminates the uncertainty of how much a bachelor's degree will cost by removing hidden fees.
The university said students will receive a two-page financial aid prospectus detailing the costs, and also pledging that that their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases.
Universities in Ohio saw enrollment drop last fall and are likely to see the decline continue. The Akron Beacon Journal says that education studies are predicting that the number of public high school graduates in Ohio will continue to drop over the next decade.
The head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio says the question is how much that decline will be in the coming years.
Ohio's public colleges and universities posted an enrollment drop of 6 percent last fall.
An expanding program in clean and renewable energy at the University of Dayton is exceeding enrollment expectations and drawing students from around the world.
The program at UD has swelled to three times the school's expectations for enrollment since it was launched in 2009.
Among its 50 students, the program has three Fulbright scholars - a record for any one program at the university. Fulbright scholars are international students chosen for their academics and leadership potential.