Authors: By KANTELE FRANKO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A panel tasked with suggesting how Ohio could have more college graduates and encourage more to stay in the state is having its first on-the-road meeting at Bowling Green State University.
The state's higher education chief says less than half of the people who enter public colleges in Ohio get a degree, and increasing that rate could help provide the highly skilled workers needed to fill Ohio jobs and encourage economic growth.
The task force for the Ohio Board of Regents' Complete College Ohio initiative will hear Monday from BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey, who plans to share programs ideas that have helped her school boost degree completion rates.
The panel is expected to produce its report by mid-November for an annual meeting of college trustees.