Arny and Imhof selected for Roueche Excellence Awards

May 20, 2015—Newark, OHThe League for Innovation in the Community College has selected Jennifer Arny, assistant professor, human services and Howard Imhof, director, information and technology services for Central Ohio Technical College, to receive the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award.


Jennifer Arny, assistant professor, human services, Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., COTC president, Howard Imhof, director, information and technology services


Arny has been with COTC since 2011 as a full-time faculty and practicum coordinator. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio and a master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been a licensed independent social work supervisor since 2001.


“I'm honored to receive this recognition and grateful to be in a position to give knowledge and skills to students who then go out and make a difference in their communities.” Arny said.

Imhof has been with COTC since 2008 as the Director of Information Technology Services. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grove City College and a master’s degree in management information systems from Strayer University. Imhof is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Imhof said, “Working as a director of information technology in the higher education arena has been one of the most gratifying jobs I’ve ever had in my life. Providing the highest level of customer service possible has always been a passion of mine. It’s an awesome feeling when you can combine that passion with the ability to use IT to enrich the learning experience for our students.”

The John E. and Suanne D. Roueche Excellence Award was created to recognize a long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership. Award recipients were honored at a reception and award ceremony at the League’s 2015 Innovations Conference.


The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. They serve as host to conferences and institutes, develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in continuing efforts to make a positive difference for students and communities.

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, two-year public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC operates campus locations in Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.