Brown’s Office Helped to Organize Event to Promote Civic Engagement and Connect College Students with Resources on Careers Related to Public Service
Brown Delivered Opening Remarks; Tanisha Robinson, Co-Founder and CEO of Print Syndicate, Delivered Keynote Address; and Former Governor Robert Taft Addressed Conference Held at The Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) co-hosted a collegiate leadership summit in Columbus today. “Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2015” is a one-day program aimed at promoting civic engagement and connecting college students with resources on careers related to public service in Ohio. Brown delivered opening remarks at the conference and former Governor Robert Taft addressed the conference in the afternoon. The summit also featured discussions with a number of business and community leaders, including Tanisha Robinson, cofounder & CEO at Print Syndicate, who gave the keynote address.
“We all have a role to play in the direction our country takes,” Brown said. “And seeing so many committed citizens here today makes me optimistic for our future. Summits like this one are so important—talk to each other, learn from each other. Our state and our country are big, diverse places, and the more voices we hear, the stronger our democracy will be.”
In partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU), the John Glenn Civic Leadership Council, the Ohio Campus Compact, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the GAR Foundation, University of Dayton, Print Syndicate, and Nationwide, Brown’s office hosted approximately 300 students and administrators from more than 60 universities around the state at OSU. Topics of discussion included specific challenges that Ohio is currently facing, like food security, mental health, and human trafficking. The day concluded with an internship fair where students learned more about organizations and career opportunities in their communities.