KENT, Ohio (TDB) -- KentNewsNet.com says Kent State University is "poised to establish a presence in China," including a recruiting office to bring new foreign students to the campus in Ohio. The move comes at a time when state officials from Gov. Ted Strickland on down have been pushing for more Ohioans to attend college. They have argued that a more educated population at home will help the state compete better in the global economy; and one of the major competitors is China.
KSU officials seem to be intent on aiding China. Steve Michael, vice provost for diversity, is in charge of the state school's initiative.
"It is one of the fasted growing economies in the world with over a billion people who are determined to speak English and determined to move their economy forward."