1992-1993

In the year in which the Association marked the tenth anniversary of its founding, the Association established a partnership with the ERIC Clearinghouse at the Ohio State University; sponsored Adult and Continuing Education Week in Ohio from May 3-7, 1993; completed the update of Ohio’s Requirements for Occupations and Professional Licensing; finalized the organization of the OCHEA archival collection at Ohio University’s Alden Library; hosted the Winter Conference with Enterprise Ohio of the Board of Regents featuring Edward Simpson, Jr. (University of Georgia); Pam Tate (CAEL); and Dixie Sommers (State of Ohio) as keynote presenters on the theme, “Managing in Changing Times,” with 90 participating in the Conference, from March 4-5, 1992; established a new membership category for retired OCHEA members; completed the research project designed to discover the perception and advice of key decision makers (Presenters, Trustees and State Legislators) regarding the impact of continuing education; conducted the Summer Conference from July 15-16, 1992 with 72 attending at the Sheraton-Springdale Hotel in Cincinnati on the topic of “Proactive Leadership”; hosted the OCHEA Leadership Conference in Columbus on October 8, 1992; and initiated the update of the Voluntary Professional Credentialling Programs.

The Association’s officers for 1992-1993 included Muriel Ballou (Ohio University) President; Terry Callaway (Kent State University) President-Elect Robert Lawson (Shawnee State University) Secretary and Leslie Heaton (Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati). The constituency vice presidents included Rita Inman (Findlay University) Private Colleges and Universities; Paula Payne Gastenveld (NEOUCOM) Public Universities; Don Perry (University of Cincinnati, Clermont) Branch and Regional Campuses (July 1992-March 1993) and Kathleen Weber (Miami University-Hamilton) (April-July, 1993); and Susan Berry (Washington State Community College) Community and Technical Colleges.

Serving as the chairs of the Association’s Committees in 1992-1993 were Ethel Mae Richards (Stark Technical College) Community and Governmental Relations; John Meighan (Columbus State Community College) Research and Data Collection; Karen House (Miami University ]Hamilton) and Mary Kay Meyer (ML St. Joseph) Summer Conference; Richard Starr (Clark State Community College) Winter Conference; James Vondrell (University of Cincinnati) Constitution and By Last; Muriel Ballou (Ohio University) Nominations and Elections; Ginnie Ramey (Shawnee State University) Membership; Mary Lou Harris (Ohio University) Special Interest Groups and John R. Loch (Youngstown State University) Historian and Chair of the Voluntary Professional Credentialing Programs Committee.

In 1993 Honorary Membership was conferred on Zoe Bechtol (Ohio State University – Newark and Central Ohio Technical College) and Sr. Donna Capuano (Ursuline College). Program Innovation Awards were presented to the University of Cincinnati for -the Institute for Managing Diversity (Jeannette Taylor) and to the University of Akron and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine for TV-2 Way Interactive Television Network (Jan Taylor Dunhaven and Jean Baird)

The Association’s membership included 187 members of which 70 were Institutional and 117 Associate members (Branch/Regional 28/Private 42/Public 80/Technical Community 37).