Eric D. Fingerhut: 2009 James F. Patterson Land-Grant Lecture

Every year, the James F. Patterson Land-Grant Lecture brings to Ohio State a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond, in honor of James F. Patterson.

This year’s speaker is Eric D. Fingerhut, appointed the seventh Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents on March 14, 2007.

He was the first to be appointed by the Governor of the State of Ohio as a member of his cabinet, and is charged with building a system of higher education designed to prepare all Ohioans for the 21st century and rival the nation in accountability and innovation.

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