MCCN President Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, attended the 8th Annual Ohio Presidents Conference at the personal invitation of Senator Sherrod Brown, who sponsored the event last week at the U.S. Capitol. Dr. Wynd was asked by Senator Brown to serve on the host committee, approving the agenda and introducing key speakers. Event themes focused on higher education reauthorization, compliance and helping to fund college for underrepresented and first generation students – all timely topics facing higher education today. Dr. Wynd also met with Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, who are introducing a bill to reduce the compliance burden recently placed on U.S. higher education institutions. Other speakers and guests included Senator Rob Portman, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.