Jim Petro served as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing Ohio’s state university system.
As of 2011, the system enrolled more than 500,000 students.
Petro was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to his post in March 2011. Petro previously served as state attorney general, state auditor, a state representative and in other elected and appointed public positions.
Under Petro’s leadership, the Board of Regents focused on increasing commercialization of university research, evaluating and improving Ohio’s teacher preparation programs, and consolidating the technology resources overseen by the board.
Petro retired on Feb. 1, 2013.