Regional Upgrade

Excerpt from Miami University President David Hodge's guest column in The Journal-News, January 26, 2015.

"Last fall, I convened a task force of faculty, staff and students – representative of all of Miami – to look at university models in Ohio and throughout the United States that might be applicable to the Miami context. The task force identified alternative structures and strategies for fiscally viable growth in four-year degree programs at the regional campuses and presented options for clearly differentiating the Miami Regionals while maintaining a Miami identity. The task force report and other documents related to this process can be viewed online at

Building on the report, and in keeping with Miami’s core value of transparent and inclusive governance, a Process Committee was established to make final recommendations as a blueprint for the transformation of the Regionals into campuses with a four-year institutional framework that will meet the needs of our region for the 21st century and beyond. This committee is tasked with engaging the broader communities, as well as the university, in discussions about the future of the Miami Regionals. I encourage interested individuals to attend the open forums and/or to submit their thoughts to the committee’s website. The Process Committee will report its recommendations to the Miami University Senate on April 13, and I will submit final recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the May 1 meeting."

Regional Campuses Process Committee

Final Report of the Regional Campuses Process committee [PDF 262KB] (This document is also available in Microsoft Word: Final Report of the Regional Campuses Process committee [Docx 158KB])

Charge to the Regional Campuses Process Committee, (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Regional Campus Process Committee Members

Final Report of the Regional Task Force

The Final Report of the Regional Task Force was presented to President David Hodge for his consideration on November 21, 2014.