1989-1990

The Association began its seventh year with the induction of Officers at the Summer Conference in Dayton. Officers were Paul Callahan (Cincinnati Technical College), President; Judy Fritsch Hirschman (Kent. State University), President-Elect; Danny Evans (Shawnee State. University), Secretary; and Robert Joyce (Heidelberg College), Treasurer. The constituency vice presidents elected included Muriel Ballou (Ohio University), Vice President for Public Colleges and Universities; Paul Parlato (Wittenberg University), Vice President for Private Colleges and Universities; Greg Andrews (Kent State University-Stark Campus), Vice President for Branch/Regional Campuses; and Rita Gitson (Cuyahoga Community College), Vice President for Technical and Community Colleges. Leslie Heaton (University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College) served as acting vice president for branch and regional campuses due to Greg Andrews inability to serve the full term.

The Association’s major accomplishments in 1989-1990 included the conduct of the Annual Leadership Conference with William Martin speaking on “Organizational Renewal” on October 20, 1989 wit 30 attending; participation of the Executive Board in a trial project linking the Board members through ONET: the sponsorship of the fifth annual Adult and Continuing Education Week in Ohio (March 18-24, 1990); the appointment of John R. Loch (Youngstown State University) as OCHEA Historian and the revision of the program award to establish a new approach to the award. The Association’s first awards and honors brochure was published and distributed.

The Association conducted two conferences. The 1990 Winter Conference was conducted as a joint conference with Region VI of the Association for Continuing Higher Education at the Holiday Inn in Worthington, Ohio with 115 in attendance (OCHEA 72/ACHE 43). The theme focused on “Creating the 2 1 st Century.” Excess income resulting from the conference was split with ACHE, Region VI. At the conference business meeting a heated discussion ensued on the number of conferences to be held by OCHEA. The Executive Board initially recommended that one conference be held annually. Floor discussion favored two conferences. The Executive Board in post-conference action- reversed its original recommendation and determined that the two conference structure should be continued.

The Association’s standing committees were in place with John R. Loch (Awards and Honors, Chair); J. Eloise Lafferty (Communications, Chair); Allan Swanson (Constitution and By Laws, Chair); Phyllis Mendenhall and Joseph Nyduciak (Winter Conference, Co-Chairs); Muriel L. Ballou (Summer Conference, chair); Linda Herman (Membership, Chair); Paul Callahan (Nomination and Election, Chair); Margaret Katzen (Site Selection, Chair); and Rhonda Benedict (Special Interest Group Coordinator).

The 1990 Summer Conference was held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio from July 18-20, 1990 with the theme, “Relax and Rejuvenate.” Ninety were in attendance. A variety of concurrent sessions provided the opportunities to exchange practices and William Draves, President of LERN, was the keynote speaker.

At the 1990 Summer Conference the Association conferred a number of awards and honors HONORARY MEMBER: Gary Wilson (Edison State Community College); Leon Albert (Stark Technical College); Melvin Dunn (Cleveland State University); Ferris Anthony (Cleveland State University); Patricia Skinner (Ohio Board of Regents); Ronald Taylor (Ursuline College) and John R. Loch (Youngstown State University) for their individual and collective contributions to the founding of OCHEA. PROGRAM INNOVATION AWARD: The Ohio State University and Cheryl Rapose for “The University Learning Guild” and to Miami University’s Hamilton Campus and Middletown Campus for “The Production and Inventory Management Program.” OLLO AWARDS: Robert W. McCormick, Donald Janz, Furman Allen (The Ohio State University); John C. Barton (Wright State University); Cecil Dobbins (University of Akron); Ramona Cormier (Bowling Green State University) and Nancy George Frick (Ohio UniversityLancaster).

The Association’s 1989-1990 Institutional members were 66 and the Associate members were 104 with 1 affiliate member for a total of 171.