A man who was appointed chancellor of Ohio Board of Regents last month and his wife, a Tiffin native, are the speakers for Tiffin University's next Good Morning World breakfast lecture.
Co-authors Jim and Nancy Petro are to discuss "False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent" at Camden Falls March 24.
"They're here to talk about their new book," said Michael Grandillo, TU's vice president for development and public affairs.
Jim and Nancy Petro
The Petros are to discuss the major contributors to wrongful conviction, according to a release from TU.
Grandillo said he is pleased both of them could attend next week's Good Morning World event. Jim spoke during Good Morning World about 10 years ago when he was the auditor of state and is personable, fair and an ethical public servant with a vast amount of experience, he said.
"He's a very good speaker," he said.
If you go
The breakfast lecture is to take place at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin. Breakfast is served buffet style at 7:30 a.m., the speakers are to present at 8 a.m. and the event is to conclude by 8:50 a.m. The cost is $9. Reservations can be made by calling Lori Bentz at (419) 448-3282.
Grandillo said next week's Good Morning World lecture is one of Jim's first speeches as chancellor of Ohio Board of Regents, which is the coordinating board for higher education in Ohio. He said the role of chancellor primarily focuses on public higher education institutions, but TU officials are pleased he has a keen understanding of the issues and challenges of private higher education institutions.
According to a release from TU, Jim, as the state's attorney general, came to believe convicting the innocent is more frequent than commonly believed. He serves as a pro bono attorney for Innocence Project.
Nancy was principal of her own graphic design and marketing firm in Cleveland for more than 20 years, was founding editor of a national high school sports magazine and was chief executive officer of a sports statistics software company, according to the release.
Nancy, a Tiffin native and Columbian High School graduate, is a member of Denison University's board of trustees. Grandillo said her parents, Don and Dorothy Bero, long have been TU supporters.
"Don and Dorothy Bero (mean) a lot to us," he said.