Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich as chair of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. As chair, Dr. McDavis will lead the commission as it recommends priority needs for the 37 public colleges and universities in the state.
“There are still many outstanding infrastructure projects that need to be accomplished as we educate today’s students and prepare for those to come,” President McDavis said. “I appreciate the governor’s confidence in us and look forward to working with my fellow presidents.”
Dr. McDavis has been president of Ohio University since 2004. He is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Dayton and a doctorate in counselor education and higher education administration from the University of Toledo.