About the Commission

The Ohio Higher Educational Facility Commission is composed of nine members, one of whom is the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, or a designee of the Chancellor, and eight of whom are appointed by the Governor with the advice and the consent of the Ohio Senate. The Commissioners are appointed for an eight-year term and receive no compensation for their services.


  • Thomas F. Needles, Chair
  • Fred Church, Ex-Officio
  • John F. Martin, Secretary
  • John C. Adams
  • Susan Tate
  • Patricia Jackson 
  • William C. Elliot
  •  Michael Gonsiorowski
  • John W. Rozic

Bond Counsel

  • Alexander G. Burlingame, Esq., Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP