Talk on election information set

A discussion on election misinformation and disinformation hosted by Geauga Bipartisan Advancements is set for 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Burns-Lindow House, 8465 Bainbridge Road in Bainbridge. The inaugural event is sponsored by this nonprofit organization founded by Kenston High School students.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by emailing geaugabipartisanadvancements@gmail.com.

 Tri-C names Eastern Campus president

After completing a nationwide search, Cuyahoga Community College named Todd Kitchen, Ed.D, as the new president of its Eastern Campus.

He comes to Tri-C with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, the last 10 spent as vice president of student services at Northwest Arkansas Community College, a college serving more than 15,000 students in and around the city of Bentonville, according to a press release. 

“The mission of Tri-C resonates very strongly with who I am as an educator and as a person,” he said. “I am excited to join the team and continue the important work of serving the Cleveland community.”

“Dr. Todd Kitchen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the college,” said Tri-C President Alex Johnson.

Dr. Kitchen will join Tri-C later this fall. He replaces William Cunion, who has served as interim president at Eastern Campus since August.

Tri-C president to retire next year

After nearly a decade of leadership, Cuyahoga Community College President Alex Johnson announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2022.

“This is a difficult decision because I love Tri-C, believe wholeheartedly in its mission and have had the privilege of working alongside so many amazing people in the eight years I’ve led the College,” Johnson said last week. “But the time is right to let new leadership take the reins and build upon what we’ve accomplished. And we’ve accomplished so much.”

 Dr. Johnson took office in July 2013 as the College’s fourth full-time president. Under his leadership, Tri-C renewed its commitment to providing educational access throughout Northeast Ohio. He oversaw an era of increasing graduation rates and numbers at the College, the result of new investments in workforce training, capital improvements and programs serving those in low-income and distressed areas. 

“Alex Johnson has made an indelible mark on Tri-C and the Cleveland community,” said Tri-C Board Chair Helen Forbes Fields. “As a result of his extraordinary leadership, the College has thrived and today is considered a vanguard institution among community colleges nationwide. I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees and the College community when I say how much we will miss his passion and commitment to Tri-C’s mission and students.”

Under Johnson’s leadership, Tri-C’s Nursing, Creative Arts, Public Safety, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Manufacturing programs were reorganized into the Tri-C Centers of Excellence. Each Center of Excellence provides training and pathways for students entering some of the most in-demand career fields.

He also oversaw a large-scale construction and development plan for the College’s campuses, the result of a $227 million capital bond issue passed in 2017. Projects funded by the bond money include the Western Campus STEM Center, the Westshore Campus Liberal Arts and Technology building, the Public Safety Simulated Scenario Village at the Western Campus, and an addition to the Advanced Technology Training Center at the Metropolitan Campus. All four projects received LEED certification for sustainable design and construction.

A committee chaired by Tri-C trustee Victor Ruiz will oversee a national search for Johnson’s replacement. The committee will also include trustees Ann Frangos, Phoebe Lee and Andrew Randall.

Tri-C president to retire next year

After nearly a decade of leadership, Cuyahoga Community College President Alex Johnson announced his retirement effective June 30, 2022.

“This is a difficult decision because I love Tri-C, believe wholeheartedly in its mission and have had the privilege of working alongside so many amazing people in the eight years I’ve led the college,” Dr. Johnson said last week. “But the time is right to let new leadership take the reins and build upon what we’ve accomplished. And we’ve accomplished so much.”

 Dr. Johnson took office in July 2013 as the college’s fourth full-time president. Under his leadership, Tri-C renewed its commitment to providing educational access throughout Northeast Ohio. He oversaw an era of increasing graduation rates and numbers at the college, the result of new investments in workforce training, capital improvements and programs serving those in low-income and distressed areas. 

“Alex Johnson has made an indelible mark on Tri-C and the Cleveland community,” said Tri-C Board Chair Helen Forbes Fields. “As a result of his extraordinary leadership, the college has thrived and today is considered a vanguard institution among community colleges nationwide. I speak on behalf of the entire Board of Trustees and the college community when I say how much we will miss his passion and commitment to Tri-C’s mission and students.”

Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership, Tri-C’s Nursing, Creative Arts, Public Safety, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Manufacturing programs were reorganized into the Tri-C Centers of Excellence. Each Center of Excellence provides training and pathways for students entering some of the most in-demand career fields.

He also oversaw a large-scale construction and development plan for the college’s campuses, the result of a $227 million capital bond issue passed in 2017. Projects funded by the bond money include the Western Campus STEM Center, the Westshore Campus Liberal Arts and Technology building, the Public Safety Simulated Scenario Village at the Western Campus, and an addition to the Advanced Technology Training Center at the Metropolitan Campus. All four projects received LEED certification for sustainable design and construction.

A committee chaired by Tri-C trustee Victor Ruiz will oversee a national search for Dr. Johnson’s replacement. The committee will also include trustees Ann Frangos, Phoebe Lee and Andrew Randall.

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