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City Club of Cleveland - Creating a True System of Higher Education
Eric D. Fingerhut, who was appointed the seventh chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents on March 14, 2007, will give his impressions of the higher education system in Ohio and where he thinks it needs to go.

Fingerhut served as Ohio State Senator in 1991-92 and from 1999 to 2006. He was the ranking Democrat on the Finance (Budget) Committee and served on committees related to health, aging, environment, insurance, tax policy, economic development and education. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993 and served on committees related to science, foreign affairs and banking.

Fingerhut has served as director of economic development education and entrepreneurship as a member of the Business Administration faculty at Baldwin-Wallace College and as an adjunct faculty member in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Political Science, School of Law, and Weatherhead School of Management. He was a staff attorney in The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and an associate with Hahn, Loeser and Parks, Cleveland.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the Stanford University School of Law, Fingerhut's book, "Making Ohio Great Again", sets forth his ideas for the future of Ohio and the nation. He also has published numerous articles in regional and national newspapers.

May 7, 2007