Editorials, White Papers and News & Publications

Recent news articles, editorials and columns

"Proenza delivers last state-of-the-university address as UA president"
Akron Beacon Journal
Nov. 6, 2013

"Turn international students into local entrepreneurs"
Akron Beacon Journal op-ed
May 2013 

"President Proenza unveils vision for UA"
Akron Beacon Journal
January 2012

"All about talent"
Akron Beacon Journal editorial
January 2012

"University of Akron branches out in preparation for sesquicentennial"
Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial
January 2012

"University of Akron sets ambitious goals for 150th anniversary in 2020"
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 2012

"University of Akron president aims for 200 new faculty, staff over next 10 years"
Akron Beacon Journal
November 2011

"Relevance, Connectivity, and Productivity: Three Paths to Innovation in Higher Education"
Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization M.I.T. Press Journal
June 2010

"Refreshingly ambitious! Luis Proenza has led The University of Akron for 10 years"
Akron Beacon Journal
June 4, 2009

"Proenza's vision helps reshape UA over a decade"
Akron Beacon Journal
May 31, 2009

"Public University Education Remains a Great Value"
(co-authored with Lester A. Lefton, president of Kent State University, and Lois Margaret Nora, president of Northeast Ohio Medical University)
Akron Beacon Journal
October 12, 2008

"Needed science jolt awaits funding"
The Columbus Dispatch
June 21, 2008

"Regionalism expands economic potential"
(co-authored with Brad Whitehead)
Crain's Cleveland Business
March 10, 2008

"Beyond research rankings"
Inside Higher Education
May 17, 2007

"Universities face a transition challenge"
Columbus Dispatch
February 11, 2006

"Invitation to Copenhagen: Engaging locally in a global consensus"
Akron Beacon Journal
April 11, 2004
(Adobe PDF)

"Regaining the vision of space exploration"
Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 10, 2004
(Adobe PDF)

"Issue 1: Investing in knowledge, the engine of prosperity"
Akron Beacon Journal
October 28, 2003
(Adobe PDF)

"Ohio’s engine of progress is being dismantled"
The Plain Dealer
May 16, 2003
(Adobe PDF)

"Restoring Ohio’s economic muscle by building on its strengths"
Akron Beacon Journal
September 3, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Ohio’s economy can be restored, but only if we build upon our strengths"
Youngstown Vindicator
August 13, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Dream state: Wake up to campus reality"
Columbus Dispatch
August 10, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Rankings don’t tell the whole story"
The Plain Dealer
May 3, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Higher ed needs more help"
Crain’s Cleveland Business
March 4, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Needed: A policy framework for public higher education in Ohio"
The Reporter
February 16, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"After 30 years of college-funding neglect, some hope"
Akron Beacon Journal
February 14, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Ohio colleges need tuitions fit for each"
Columbus Dispatch
February 12, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Continuing the dialogue"
The Reporter
January 12-19, 2002
(Adobe PDF)

"Higher Education, Lower Hope for the Economy"
The Plain Dealer
November 13,2001

"Business Growth"
As Aired on WCLV Radio, Cleveland, OH,
June 2001

"Higher Education"
As Aired on WCLV Radio, Cleveland, OH,
June 2001

"Workforce Development"
As Aired on WCLV Radio, Cleveland, OH,
June 2001

"Technology Leadership"
As Aired on WCLV Radio, Cleveland, OH,
June 2001

"Higher Education in Perspective"
Columbus Dispatch
December 23, 2000

"Research as an Engine for Ohio’s Economic Development"
Northern Ohio Live
January 18, 2000

"Ohio Education: Subsidy or Investment?"
Columbus Dispatch - January 25, 2000
Cleveland Plain Dealer - January 28, 2000
Akron Beacon Journal - February 7, 2000

"Strategic Intent in Building Ohio's Future"
Akron Beacon Journal - June 26, 1999
Columbus Dispatch - July 6, 1999
Cleveland Plain Dealer - July 20, 1999

"A Gentleman and a Scholar"
Interview - Akron Beacon Journal
December 13, 1998
(Adobe PDF)

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