State Rep. Diane Grendell (R-Chesterland) recently met with Hiram College President Dave Haney and other cabinet members during her visit to the higher education institution. The representative also had the opportunity to meet with students.
“It was an honor to have Rep. Grendell on Hiram’s campus Friday,” said President Haney. “She asked incisive questions about higher education in general and Hiram in particular, and she invited us all to participate in the legislative process. We are also very grateful for her support in the state capital appropriations that have helped improve our campus.”
Grendell’s visit comes after supporting the capital bill in December of last year, which was ultimately signed into law. The legislation provided $250,000 to the Garfield Zimmerman Home for renovations, Grendell toured the residence during the visit.
“I am so thankful to President Haney and everyone at Hiram for setting up this campus tour, it’s fantastic to see not only the bright future of investments we made for the Garfield Zimmerman Home, but to get a chance to speak with the students of our future is very special to me. I appreciate all those involved taking the time to meet with me today.”
Grendell also spent time and had discussions with Garfield Scholars students and Professor James Thompson of the Political Science Department.
“She was particularly good with our students: she asked each of them what one law they would like to see passed and invited them to come to Columbus for visits and to testify before committees. She is clearly passionate about listening to her constituents and improving their lives,” President Haney added.