Ohio Civil Rights Commission
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission held a public hearing in the Student Union Atrium on April 26, collecting testimony in three different cases from around the state. The commission, established in 1959 as the Fair Employment Practices Commission, enforces Ohio’s laws against discrimination due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry and age. Following the hearing, the commission presented Wright State with a Civil Rights Leadership Award of Excellence for the university’s support of civil rights and for being one of Ohio’s most accessible universities for disabled persons. Also honored by the commission were Wright State Trustee Grace Ramos and Berkwood Farmer, dean of the Raj Soin College of Business.