Ohio Treasurer Issues Proclamation for NSCC

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, December 13 on the Archbold campus. After roll call, Patrick McCauley, public affairs liaison for Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague, issued a proclamation to Northwest State recognizing the College’s 50 years of service to northwest Ohio. McCauley addressed the Board and NSCC faculty and staff in the conference room, sharing his admiration for the continued work NSCC does to educate and train students to help area employers thrive and grow.


NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson discussed the ongoing work related to the College’s next strategic plan, which will succeed the 2016-2019 iteration. In its present state, the next plan consists of five “pillars” and focuses on life-changing education, engaged community, learning for all, empowered team, and organizational excellence. Thomson also noted the College continues to seek the community’s input into the plan.


During the meeting, the Board also voted to award emeritus status to Von Plessner, Edward Singer and the late Philip McCartney, effective December 13, 2019. The three individuals were lauded for their contributions to the College, its students, and the community, and each will be recognized at a special dinner ceremony prior to fall commencement on December 16.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the employment of Ryan Hamilton to dean of the STEM & Industrial Technologies Division, effective January 2, 2020
  • Approved the promotion of Jason Rickenberg to dean of the Business & Public Services Division
  • Approved the employment of Joshua Verhoff to faculty, industrial technologies
  • Approved the transfer of Cherie Rix to coordinator of the Success Center
  • Approved the 2018-2019 College audit, the 2019 School Employees Retirement System audit and the 2019 State Teachers Retirement System audit
  • Approved the transfer of College reserves
  • Approved the 2019 affordability and efficiency report
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and three resignations