Ohio House honors retiring Miami University president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A retiring president of a southwest Ohio university has been honored by the Ohio House with a resolution recognizing his accomplishments.

Miami University trustees named Gregory Crawford as Hodge’s successor as the school’s president.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1U1qv0T ) that Hodge was honored for his 42-year higher education career. His accomplishments include leading the Oxford university as the top-ranked public university in the nation for undergraduate education by U.S. News & World Report for five straight years.

The school touts that 97.6 percent of the school’s 2013-2014 graduating class in Oxford and 88.3 percent of the graduating class at the Miami University regionals are either employed or continuing their education.


Information from: The JournalNews of Hamilton, http://www.journal-news.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=jnfront?jnfront