As I announced on January 2, 2018, it is my intent to retire from the presidency at Central Ohio Technical College effective January 1, 2019. It has been a very rewarding seventeen years with the college (fourteen as president) and I anticipate my eighteenth year with the college (2018) will be another year of proud accomplishments for Central Ohio Technical College.
Together, as a team, we have achieved many goals and priorities. To name just a few: the establishment of our three extended full-service campuses has dramatically furthered the college's ability to provide access to Ohioans. The successful completion of the Next Generation Challenge scholarship campaign in collaboration with Ohio State Newark has created a broad range of new opportunities in educational access. Bringing back workforce training through the Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) which was launched in 2011 to meet the needs of area employers was important for the communities we serve. Program accreditation has always been a top priority during my presidency, providing external validation of the high quality of COTC programs we offer. College Credit Plus continues to remain important as it establishes clear pathways for high school and middle school students to earn college credit at no cost.
As we enter what will be my final year with COTC, we will not be altering our priorities, standards or values. Keeping our students as the number one priority will remain constant for me as I continue to rely on our very capable staff and faculty who share our commitment to "the vision" and values of Central Ohio Technical College.
The success that COTC enjoys is the direct product of the dedicated efforts of faculty, staff, trustees and other friends of the college whom I have been very fortunate to serve. From our dedicated board and senior leadership team, to each faculty and staff member across all four of our campuses, our extraordinary team has created at COTC a culture grounded in planfulness and high achievement that will continue to position the college well for the future. I look forward to finishing strong as we continue to provide award winning services for our students and communities we serve.
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The Office of the President has established the “Legends of Loyalty” award. This award is intended to identify and recognize the recipients dedication and commitment to the college. It spotlights individuals who have, over the years, made a significant impact on the history of the college, and have gone above and beyond their required duties and proven unselfish allegiance.
The 2017 Legends of Loyalty recipients are:
Ken Ollish, Sandra Siegrist, Whit Tussing and Lisa Smith
The 2016 Legends of Loyalty recipients are:
John Alford (posthumously), Scott Wilson, Barry Riley and Steve Riley
Pictured (l-r): Mike Cantlin, Stephanie Cantlin Athen, Barb Cantlin, Ron Alford (all family of John Alford), Dr. Bonnie L. Coe, president of COTC, Scott Wilson, Barry Riley and Steve Riley
The 2015 Legends of Loyalty Award recipients are:
Pictured (l-r): Joan (Jodie) Robinson, Robert (Robby) Robinson and Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., president of COTC.
The 2014 Legends of Loyalty Award recipients are:
Calvin E. Roebuck (posthumously)
Pictured (l-r): Jim Roebuck, Lydia Roebuck, (son and wife of Calvin Roebuck), Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., president of COTC, Carolyn Simpson and Art Ghiloni