This Month’s Featured Expert
Making University Partnerships Work for Business
Companies and postsecondary education institutions are working together to ensure students have the skills business needs. Dr. Lance Grahn, dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Trumbull, tells how his school is developing the workforce.
What role does post-secondary education play in workforce development?
Dr. Lance Grahn, dean and chief administrative officer of KSU Trumbull: According to a recent report by EY (a global organization that includes member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited), Kent State University directly contributes more than $1 billion annually to the northeastern Ohio economy. This does not include the 100,000 alumni who remain in northeastern Ohio and earn an estimated $2.4 billion. We take great pride in being part of this large university system and sharing its assets and research accomplishments. This is why we refer to ourselves as “Your Kent State in the Valley.”