For Immediate Release
December 2, 2009

Erik Roush named OSFC Legislative Liaison

December 2, 2009 (COLUMBUS) Erik Roush of Columbus has been named as Chief of External and Legislative Affairs for the Ohio School Facilities Commission. “Erik brings extensive knowledge of the legislative process and a background in education funding and policy,” said OSFC Executive Director Richard C. Murray.

In addition to his role as liaison to the Ohio General Assembly, Roush will serve as a policy advisor to the Director. He will also lead the agency’s outreach to other state agencies and a variety of stakeholders including educational organizations. Roush, a doctoral candidate at the Ohio State University’s School of Educational Policy and Leadership, joins the Commission after having served both as Policy Advisor on Education to Governor Ted Strickland and as Finance Director for the Senate’s Democratic Caucus.

Roush holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, both from Ohio University.

Roush will be replacing Charles Brading, who retired from Commission service earlier this year.

About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.


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