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KENT STATE, OHIO UNIVERSITY TO ANNOUNCE.PARTNERSHIP TO MAKE HIGHER EDUCATION MORE ACCESSIBLE..Contact: Ron Kirksey, Kent State, (330) 672-8535; Jack Jeffery, Ohio University, (740) 597-1793..Kent State University and Ohio University officials will announce an important partnership that will make higher education more accessible to as many as 450,000 Ohioans during a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Southeast Passageway of the Ohio Statehouse, 77 South High St. in Columbus. ..Kent State President Carol A. Cartwright and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will be among the speakers and will both be available for interviews. They will be joined by state Rep. Shawn Webster, chairman of the Higher Education Funding Study Council, and state Sen. Joy Padgett, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee.