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Mansfield Native Named 12th President Of Ohio Northern University

12 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse (emphasis added)

Dr. Melissa J. Baumann, a dynamic and talented leader who has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University, has been selected as the 12th president of Ohio Northern University. She will be the first woman to hold the position. Her appointment was unanimously approved at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. She will begin on July 1, 2022, succeeding President Daniel A. DiBiasio when he retires at the end of June 2022.

Dr. Baumann’s qualifications distinguished her from a highly qualified pool of candidates who expressed interest in this role. The search committee was impressed by her academic background, leadership accomplishments, and compassionate commitment to student, faculty, and staff excellence at private and public colleges during her more than 30-year career.


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NCSC Joins New Ohio College, Community College Consortium

22 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There is exciting news this week in higher education in Ohio, and Richland County is a part of it!

North Central State College is a part of a new consortium that will connect 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges in Ohio to maximize opportunities for community college students to obtain four year degrees in at least three subject areas — English, psychology, and biology.

Fueled by a grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the “Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts” will have that as its primary aim — creating a route for seamless educational experiences for students seeking a bachelor’s degree.


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Education Bills Very Active During Ohio Statehouse Lame Duck Session

25 Nov , 2020  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Both the Ohio Senate’s and House’s proposed overhaul of the state’s public education system are speeding through committees.

Both the House and Senate heard hours of testimony on companion bills meant to spell out the changes that would be made to the school funding formula, one that has been deemed unconstitutional multiple times over the past few decades.

Last Wednesday night, the Senate Finance Committee spent an hour-and-a-half hearing from school districts leaders, some of whom are also members of a working group formed to find a solution to the education system that has been criticized for being inequitable and overly reliant on property values to determine state aid. More…



Ohio Announces Innovation Program Awards; North Central State College Receives Major Funding

10 Jun , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university levels. More…

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