OACHE Talking Points by xde24545


									OACHE Overview
Authorization and Funding
      OACHE - Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (Created by Ohio General Assembly in 1993)
      Codified in Ohio Revised Code Section 3333.58
      FY 2008–09 state appropriation: $822,645 (OBR line item #235-434, College Readiness and Access)
      Currently proposed in 2010–11 Executive Budget: $0

Mission: To increase the educational attainment of the Appalachian region of Ohio (currently 32 counties).
Consortium Members (11)
     Belmont Technical College                                          Rio Grande Community College
     Central Ohio Technical College–Coshocton campus                    Shawnee State University
     Hocking College                                                    Southern State Community College
     Jefferson Community College                                        Washington State Community College
     Kent State U.–East Liverpool and Salem campuses                    Zane State College
     Ohio University–Eastern campus

Scope of Services
      Provides service to public K-12 schools and the 11 public colleges and universities in the OACHE consortium to
       promote college access and success among the citizens of the region
      Focuses its attention on future access efforts that address the needs of the region
      Functions as a center for educational, economic and demographic data and information on the region
      Serves as a liaison between the higher-education institutions and the public schools, the Chancellor of the Ohio
       Board of Regents, member of the General Assembly, the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, the Foundation for
       Appalachian Ohio and other agencies, toward the mission of increasing college access and success

Impact on Region
      8,000+ K-12 students have been directly served by 18 current K–12 Access Project grantee schools
      Average college-going rate of current Access Projects: approximately 64 percent (Source: 2008 year-end
      28,000+ students received direct educational access services targeting higher education enrollment through the
       OACHE College Access Coordinators
      1,300+ adults have received assistance in enrolling in higher education through the OACHE TRiO Educational
       Opportunity Center
      580 students received scholarship funds through the SOACDF educational assistance program

     Governor’s Office of Appalachia                   Emerging P16s                      Ohio Historical Society
     Partnership for Continued Learning                Southern OH Agric. &               Ohio Benefit Bank
     Ohio STEM Learning Network                          Community Dev. Fndn.             4-H
     College Tech Prep                                 Ohio Department of Education       Jesse Stuart Foundation
     ARC-Appalachian Higher Educ. Network              Ohio College Access Network
     COAD                                              Appalachian Task Force

      2003: Innovations in American Government award from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government
      2001: Named number-one state program in nation by Public Employees Roundtable
      1999: Showcased as one of Appalachian Regional Commission’s Ideas That Work

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