Chancellor of the Department of Higher Education
Randy Gardner is a longtime legislative leader in Ohio, having served in either the Ohio House or Ohio Senate since 1985. He most recently served as Majority Floor Leader of the Senate.
Prior to his service in state government, Senator Gardner taught high school history and government. He most recently served as Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education and on the Senate Standing Committee on Workforce and Economic Development.
Senator Gardner resides in Bowling Green with his wife, Sandy, and their three children, Brooks, Christina, and Austin.