Workforce and Higher Education Committee
The Workforce and Higher Education Committee is charged with reviewing legislation to strengthen workforce development and higher education opportunities in Ohio.
 
 

June 15, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 15, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from June 02, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 187 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Ryan Day (On behalf of Gene Smith)
The Ohio State University  
Proponent
 
Bruce Johnson
Inter-University Council of Ohio  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 126 (5th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Paul Pfeifer
Ohio Judicial Conference  
Interested Party
 
S. B. No. 135 (6th Hearing)
 
 

June 09, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 09, 2021
 
Bills
S. B. No. 187 (2nd Hearing)
S. B. No. 131 (3rd Hearing)
 
 

June 02, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for June 02, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 26, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 187 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Antani
6th Senate District  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 126 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Werner
The Ohio Justice & Policy Center   
Opponent
 
Niki Clum
Office of the Ohio Public Defender  
Opponent
 
S. B. No. 135 (5th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Nicole Pennington
Ohio University  
Interested Party
 
Bruce Johnson
Inter-University Council of Ohio  
Interested Party
 
Akii Butler
Ohio Student Association  
Interested Party
 
Dr. Peggy Mark
Premier Health  
Interested Party
 
Jack Hershey
Ohio Association of Community Colleges  
Proponent
 
Jennifer Rode
Miami University  
Opponent
 
Todd Diacon
Kent State University  
Interested Party
 
Greg Lawson
The Buckeye Institute  
Interested Party
 
Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs
Ohio University  
Interested Party
 
Dr Neville Pinto
University of Cincinnati  
Interested Party
 
Martin Kich
Ohio Conference- American Association of University Professors  
Interested Party
 
Piet Van Lier
Policy Matters Ohio  
Interested Party
 
Karen S. Bjorkman
The University of Toledo  
Interested Party
 
 
 

May 26, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 26, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 19, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 131 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jeff Dillon
Americans for Prosperity  
Proponent
 
Alan B. Smith
R Street Institute  
Proponent
 
Lee U. McGrath
Institute for Justice  
Proponent
 
Edward Timmons
Archbridge Institute  
Interested Party
 
Joe Warino
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers  
Proponent
 
Christopher Ferruso
National Federation of Independent Business  
Proponent
 
Haley Holik
Opportunity Solutions Project  
Proponent
 
Cassie Barlow
Self  
Proponent
 
Heather Curry
The Goldwater Institute  
Interested Party
 
Adam Miller
Concerned Veterans for America  
Proponent
 
Drew D. Snyder
Self  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 126 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Cory and Shari Foltz
Self  
Proponent
 
Wade McKenzie
Self  
Proponent
 
Kimberly Moore and Ann James
Miami University  
Proponent
 
Dr. John Messina
University of Akron  
Proponent
 
Dr. Melissa Shivers
The Ohio State University  
Proponent
 
Jennifer Lynn Hall-Jones
Ohio University  
Proponent
 
Joe Whitehead, Provost
Bowling Green State University  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 153 (4th Hearing)
S. B. No. 135 (4th Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Bruce McPheron
The Ohio State University  
Interested Party
 
Tom Breitenbach
Cengage  
Interested Party
 
C. Todd Jones
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio  
Opponent
 
Dr. Jean Paddock
Aultman College  
Opponent
 
Dr. Katherine Fell
University of Findlay  
Opponent
 
Dr. Nate Brandstater
Kettering College  
Opponent
 
Dr. Susan S. Hasseler
Muskingum University  
Opponent
 
Ben Givens
Ohio Faculty Council  
Interested Party
 
Jon Secaur
Self  
Opponent
 
Gary Daniels
ACLU  
Opponent
 
Brian Bontempo
Auburn Career Center  
Proponent
 
 
 

May 19, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 19, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 05, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 131 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senators Kristina Roegner, Rob McColley
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 85 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 153 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Theressa Kane
Perry Behavioral Health  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 135 (3rd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jeffrey C. Moritz
Citizen of Ohio  
Proponent
 
David Marburger
Citizen of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Nathan Rush
Citizen of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Dr. David Harrison
Columbus State Community College  
Proponent
 
Dr. Doreen Larson
Edison State Community College  
Proponent
 
Dr. Cynthia Spiers
Rhodes State College  
Proponent
 
Dr. Ann Pohl
Lima Memorial Health System  
Proponent
 
Dr. Vicky Wood
Washington State Community College  
Proponent
 
Gary Barber
Washington State Community College  
Proponent
 
Greer Rouda
Citizen of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Scott Cantley
Memorial Health System  
Proponent
 
Susan Gary
Self  
Proponent
 
 
 

May 05, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 05, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from May 04, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 153 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Dirk Harkins
Self  
Proponent
 
Jeff Lindquist
Self  
Proponent
 
Curt Kline
Self  
Proponent
 
Noe Aguirre
Self  
Proponent
 
Jeffrey Kohler
Self  
Proponent
 
James Adams
Self  
Proponent
 
Regis Dugan
Self  
Proponent
 
Anthony Harris
Self  
Proponent
 
Catalina Garcia
Self  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Jack Thomas
Central State University  
Proponent
 
Ken Johnson
Ohio Council of Medical School Deans  
Proponent
 
Peter Martinello
Fortis College  
Proponent
 
Piet Van Lier
Policy Matters Ohio  
Interested Party
 
David Anderson
The Washington Center  
Interested Party
 
Lauren Massie
OACTS/OACTE  
Interested Party
 
Gary Miller
The University of Akron  
Proponent
 
Lisa Gray
Ohio Excels  
Interested Party
 
 
 

May 04, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for May 04, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 28, 2021
Bills
H. B. No. 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Burt Logan
Ohio History Connection  
Interested Party
 
Cassie Barlow
SOCHE  
Proponent
 
David Jackson
Ohio Conference- American Association of University Professors  
Interested Party
 
Tom Balzer
Ohio Trucking Association  
Proponent
 
Angela Meleca
Ohio Citizens for the Arts  
Proponent
 
Chad Whittington
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts  
Proponent
 
 
 

April 28, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for April 28, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 27, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 153 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Frank Hoagland
30th Senate District  
Sponsor
 
H. B. No. 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Major General John C. Harris
The Ohio Adjutant General's Department  
Proponent
 
Bruce Johnson
Inter-University Council of Ohio  
Proponent
 
C. Todd Jones
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Jack Hershey
Ohio Association of Community Colleges  
Proponent
 
Kent Trofholz
Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools  
Proponent
 
 
 

April 27, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for April 27, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 21, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 135 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
John Zehentbauer
Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents  
Proponent
 
Jack Hershey
Ohio Association of Community Colleges  
Proponent
 
Amy Sabath
Lakeland Community College  
Proponent
 
Aaron Greene
IN the college Planning Experts  
Proponent
 
Joe Horvath
Opportunity Solutions Project  
Proponent
 
H. B. No. 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Chancellor Randy Gardner
Ohio Department of Higher Education  
Interested Party
 
 
 

April 21, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for April 21, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from April 20, 2021
Bills
H. B. No. 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Wendy Knapp
State Library Board/State Library of Ohio  
Interested Party
 
Wendy Knapp
State Library Board/State Library of Ohio  
Interested Party
 
Donna S. Collins
Ohio Arts Council  
Proponent
 
David Weaver
Ohioana Library Association  
Interested Party
 
S. B. No. 128 (3rd Hearing)
S. B. No. 135 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Jerry Cirino
18th Senate District  
Sponsor
 
 
 

April 20, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for April 20, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 31, 2021
Bills
HB 110
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kevin Martin
Broadcast Educational Media Commission  
Proponent
 
Geoffrey A. Phillips
Broadcast Educational Media Commission  
Proponent
 
Geoffrey A. Phillips
Broadcast Educational Media Commission  
Proponent
 
Dan Shellenbarger
OGT/Ohio Channel  
Proponent
 
John Ware
State Board of Career Colleges and Schools  
Proponent
 
Thomas F. Needles
Ohio Higher Educational Facility Commission  
Proponent
 
 
 

March 31, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 31, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 24, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 126 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Kathleen Wiant
Self  
Proponent
 
Tyler Perino
Self  
Proponent
 
Bruce Johnson
Inter-University Council of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Judson Horras
North American Interfraternity Conference  
Proponent
 
C. Todd Jones
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio  
Proponent
 
Jean-Philippe Dorval
Prevention Action Alliance  
Proponent
 
Keller Blackburn
Athens County Prosecuting Attorney  
Proponent
 
Louis Tobin
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association  
Proponent
 
Michael Rodgers
Attorney General  
Proponent
 
Andrew Powers
Ohio University Police Department  
Proponent
 
S. B. No. 128 (2nd Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Sam Custer
Ohio State University Extension  
Proponent
 
Chris Henney
Ohio AgriBusiness Association  
Proponent
 
Ryan Rhoades
Ohio Soybean Association  
Proponent
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Dawn Conway - Wright State University Board of Trustees
Jill McGruder - University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees
 
 

March 24, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 24, 2021
 
Minutes
Minutes from March 10, 2021
Bills
S. B. No. 69 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 126 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Theresa Gaverone
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Senator Stephanie Kunze
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 128 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Bob Peterson
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
Jodey Altier - Washington State Community College Board of Trustees
Jerome Brockway - State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Blaine Davidson - Hocking Technical College Board of Trustees
Michael Duffey - Midwestern Higher Education Compact Commission
James Gasior - Eastern Gateway Community College District Board of Trustees
 
 

March 10, 2021

Agenda
Agenda for March 10, 2021
 
Bills
S. B. No. 51 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senators Cecil Thomas, Hearcel Craig
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 66 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
S. B. No. 68 (1st Hearing)
Name
Organization
Testifying As
Senator Sandra Williams
Ohio Senate  
Sponsor
 
Governor's Appointment(s)
R. Andrew Bell - Clark State Community College Board of Trustees
Jacqueline Bogan - Central State University Board of Trustees
Maurice McDonald - Clark State Community College Board of Trustees
Terri Meldrum - Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees
Lynn Mizanin - State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Sarah Munn - Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees
 
 
 
 
 
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