COTC Introduces New Vice President of Academic Affairs

NEWARK, Ohio, April 13, 2015 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) welcomes Lauri White, Ed.D. as vice president of academic affairs. Dr. White brings with her over 23 years of experience in higher education; the last 15 spent at Carl Sandburg College, a community college in Galesburg, IL.

While at Carl Sandburg College, Dr. White served as coordinator/instructor in the dental hygiene program; dean of allied health; dean of career, technical and health education; and most recently dean of career and corporate development.

In conjunction with her administration duties, Dr. White taught as an adjunct instructor for various classes including nut​​rition, medical terminology and first year seminars. She has provided leadership in grant development, various community partnerships and has assisted with departmental and Higher Learning Commission accreditations. Over the years, Dr. White served on various committees and boards as well as volunteering her time and skills as a dental hygienist.

Dr. White earned a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wyoming and a Doctor of Education in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University in Illinois.

​Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, 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 is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, ​Knox and Pataskala.