COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed John Carey to serve as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.
Carey’s appointment takes effect April 29.
Most recently, Carey was Assistant to the President for Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.
Carey served nine years in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served as Chairman of the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, and eight years in the Ohio Senate, where he served as Chairman of the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee.
Prior to his work as a legislator, Carey was mayor of the City of Wellston.
Carey replaces Jim Petro who retired effective February 1. Dr. Stephanie Davidson has been serving the Board as Interim Chancellor since Petro’s retirement.
Carey is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in political science. He was born in Chillicothe and currently resides in Wellston with his wife and two sons.