POSITION: SINCE 2010 President of Southern State Community College, an Ohio public two-year community college serving five rural counties across four campuses and several additional locations in southern Ohio.
PREVIOUS: led a distinguished 31-year career in K-12 education serving as teacher, principal, and superintendent in two suburban Cincinnati school districts.
AFFILIATIONS: Appointed to VFA Oversight Board of the American Association of Community Colleges; Serves on boards: Community Colleges of Appalachia; Hillsboro Rotary Club; Southwest Ohio High Schools That Work. Leadership affiliations: Past Chair of President’s Committee and Vice-Chair of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) Governing Board; Co-Chair of OACC CEO Search Committee; Co-Chair to the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission for formulating recommendations for over $450M dollars in Capital Expenditures for Ohio’s public universities and colleges; Past Chair and current Executive Committee member of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Board of Trustees; Advisory Affiliations: Complete College Ohio Task Force; Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Business Council, Franklin University Council of Presidents, Clinton County Leadership Institute Program Development.
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Miami University; M.E., Educational Administration, Xavier University; B.S., Education, University of Cincinnati.
OTHER: Presentations: 2016 ACCT Congress, Operationalizing Student Success Through Performance Funding; Community Colleges of Appalachia 2016 Fall Conference, On a Wing and A Prayer: Partnering with CTC for Aviation Maintenance; 2015 SCUP, New Campus, New Vision: A Case Study in Collaboration; 2015 ACCT Congress, Scaling College Credit Plus: Increasing Access to Higher Education; 2014 Rural Community College Alliance, From Strategic Plans that Gather Dust to Strategic Vision that Creates Dust Storms; Publications: ACCT Trustee Quarterly, Fall 2015, Give the Kids Some Credit, Ohio’s Dual Credit Expansion; Journal of NACCE, June 2011, President Profile. Consulting: Strategic Visioning and Planning Facilitation.