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Advisory Committees

Southern State seeks to fill specific post-secondary educational needs for the residents of southern Ohio. The College cannot meet this commitment without guidance and constructive input from members of the community. To foster this vital involvement, the College has established advisory committees. Persons involved in business, public service, and industry volunteer their service and expertise for the purpose of guiding and updating educational programs offered by the College. The advisory committees help to ensure that general and technical education is of finest quality and is always attuned to community needs. These committee members are asked to advise faculty and College leaders with issues relating to the following:

  • Program Development and Improvement
  • Job Requirements
  • Employer Needs
  • Student Support
  • Equipment and Facilities
  • Skills Required in the Workforce
  • Career Information
  • Internships or Cooperative Job Opportunities

AOC Aspire

The AOC Aspire Advisory Committee, chaired by Karyn Evans, advises the Southern State Adult Opportunity Center. Committee members include: Sherri Clark, Highland Co JFS; Susan Huff, OhioMeansJobs; Stacey Johnson, Fayette Co Community Action; Angela Richmond, Adams Co JFS; Nancy Stanforth; Stephanie Terry, Universal Forest Products; Susan Vilardo, Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Co; and Karyn Evans, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Rees Watson; Karyn Evans, SSCC; Angie Richmond, Adams Co JFS (Back row:) Mindy Lawson (for Susan Huff), OhioMeansJobs; Stephanie Terry, Universal Forest Prod.; Stacey Johnson, Fayette Co Community Action; Sherri Clark, Highland Co JFS

Business Management

The Business Management Advisory Committee, chaired by Jeff Tumbleson, advises the Southern State Business Management Pathway. Committee members include: Destiny Bryson, Highland Co Chamber of Commerce; Rhonda Fannin, OhioMeansJobs; Rusty Fite, Chambers-Fite Realty; Sinja Koehler, Alkermes; Jasine Wilson, New Sabina Industries; Michelle Ward, NCB; Gayle Mackay, SSCC; Travis Martin, SSCC; and Jeff Tumbleson, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Left to Right:) Destiny Bryson, Highland Co Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Tumbleson, SSCC; Travis Martin, SSCC

Computer Science

The Computer Science Advisory Committee, chaired by Josh Montgomery, advises the Southern State Computer Science Pathway. Committee members include: Johnny Abel, Applied Information Sciences; Brian Birkhimer, Meta Solutions; Tim Bogard, Highland District Hospital; Jason Brookbank, Merchants National Bank; James Brossenne, Jenzabar; Bill Condo, Hustle Works; Eric Hennison, HCS; Dianna Heyne, GE Aviation; Tyler Hisel, GE; Chris Puckett, GE Aviation; Thor Sage, Miami Valley Educational Comp Assoc; Tyler Bick, SSCC; Josh Montgomery, SSCC; Brian Rice, SSCC; and Bob Snellman, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Tim Bogard, HDH; Johnny Abell, AIS; Tyler Hisel, GE; Josh Montgomery, SSCC (Back row:) Eric Hennison, HCS; Chris Puckett, GE Aviation; Tyler Bick, SSCC; Brian Birkhimer, Meta Solutions

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, chaired by Robin Roche, advises the Southern State Criminal Justice Pathway. Committee members include: Sheriff Donald Barrera, Highland Co Sheriff; Brian Carlson, Probation Officer WCH Municipal Court; Lyle Delph, PSI Officer Clinton Co Court of Common Pleas; Sgt. Ron Fithen, Wilmington PD; Jonathan McCombs, Franklin University; Chief Brian Mount, Mt. Orab PD; Chief Shane Nolley, Leesburg PD; Chief Jeramiah Oyer, Greenfield PD; Chief Jeremy Ratcliff, Highland Co Probation Office; Ed Schmid, retired; Shawn Smith, Ohio Adult Parole Authority; Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fayette Co Sheriff; Deputy Nic Thompson, Highland Co Sheriff's Office; and Robin Roche, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Left to Right:) Brian Carlson, WCH Municipal Court; Robin Roche, SSCC; Sheriff Donald Barrera, Highland Co Sheriff

Education

The Education Advisory Committee, chaired by Becky Storer, advises the Southern State Education Pathway. Committee members include: Barb Cook, SSCC; Cathy Crowe, Fayette County Early Head Start; Chelsie Seeling, Hills & Dales Training Center; Kristin Smith, Laurel Oaks Pre-School; Valerie Williams, Highland Co. Head Start; and Becky Storer, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: Becky Storer, SSCC (left) | Cathy Crowe, Fayette County Early Head Start (right)

Engineering

The Engineering Advisory Committee, chaired by Jim Barnett, advises the Southern State Engineering Pathway. Committee members include: Dave Angus, Laurel Oaks; Ned Beach, UFP; Terry Craig, GE; Dave Johnson, Ferno; Eugene Kropfelder, Laurel Oaks; Jeff Litteral, Sugar Creek Packing; Jim Price, Mitsubishi; Dan Reed, R&R Tooling; Eric Salyers, ABX; Greg Smith, AMES; Jerri Stanforth, Pennant Molding; Kedrick Sturgill, Mason Co; Shawn Tomlin, Laurel Oaks; Michelle Unsworth, Weastec; Roger Witkemper, AMES; Jim Barnett, SSCC; and Russ Clark, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Dave Johnson, Ferno; Russ Clark, SSCC (Back row:) Kedrick Sturgill, Mason Co; Jim Barnett, SSCC

Human & Social Services

The Human & Social Services Advisory Committee, chaired by Cathy McClain, advises the Southern State Human & Social Services Pathway. Committee members include: Patricia Beach, the Counseling Source; Roger Cheesbro, FRS; Bill Fife, Alternatives to Violence Center; Dara Gullette, Alternatives to Violence Center; Derek Jordan, FRS; Janet Knauff, Lindsey Wilson College; Betty Page, Brown Co JFS; Kim Paquette, Area Agency on Aging, Dist. 7; Doris Sigel, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services; Judy Spurlock, Clinton Co Board of DD; Kraig Walker, HighCo; and Cathy McClain, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Patricia Beach, The Counseling Source; Betty Page, Brown Co JFS; Kim Pacquette, Area Agency on Aging District 7 (Back row:) Kraig Walker, Highland Co Bd of DD; Janet Knauff, Lindsey Wilson College; Roger Cheesbro, FRS; Cathy McClain, SSCC

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting Advisory Committee, chaired by Rhonda Davis, advises the Southern State Medical Assisting, Medical Assistant Technology, and Phlebotomy programs under the Health Science Pathway. Committee members include: Kelsey Cloud, Highland District Prof. Serv. Corp.; Danielle Hornak, Adena; Victoria Loges, MA graduate; Breanna Massie, MA graduate; Chad McConnaughey, Highland Co. Recorder; Chelsea Michael, MA student; Leslie Mingee, Highland District Hospital; Erica Morgan, Highland Health Providers; Roberson Princeton, TriHealth; Kelly Colliver, SSCC; Rhonda Davis, SSCC; Lucinda Gibson, SSCC; and Stephanie Roush, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Lucinda Gibson, SSCC; Stephanie Roush, SSCC; Ronda Davis, SSCC; Victoria Loges, MA graduate.
(Back row:) Chelsea Michael, MA Student; Kelsey Cloud, Highland District Hospital; Erica Morgan, Highland Health Providers; Jordan Seaman, MA Student

Nursing

The Nursing Advisory Committee, chaired by Dr. Julianne Krebs, advises the Southern State Nursing, and Practical Nursing programs under the Health Science Pathway. Committee members include: Rachel Boyd, Interim Healthcare of Cincinnati; Rachel Cummings, Adams Co Regional Medical Center; Stacey Dick, Crestwood Nursing Care Center; Cathy Faulconer, Highland District Hospital; Michelle Helbling, Ohio Valley Manor; Rhett Holland, Adena Health System; Brenda Hull, Court House Manor; Jennifer LaCortiglia, Clermont Mercy; Robin Lane, St. Catherine's Manor; Michael Miller, The Laurels of Hillsboro; Angie Moore, Ohio Valley Manor; Debora Plymail, OhioMeansJobs; Patty Schroeder-McDaniel, VA; Kim Sexton, Highland District Hospital; Mandy Svarda, Clermont Mercy; Tammie Wilson, Fayette Co Memorial Hospital; Bruce Fugate, SSCC; Dr. Julianne Krebs, SSCC; and Teresa Miles, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Front row:) Rachel Cummings, Adams Co Regional Medical Center; Rhett Holland, Adena Medical Center; Cathy Faulconer, HDH (Back row:) Dr. Julianne Krebs, SSCC; Kim Sexton, HDH; Callie Post, OhioMeansJobs; Rachel Boyd, Interim Healthcare of Cincinnati

Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee, chaired by Chyane Collins, advises the Southern State Respiratory Care program under the Health Science Pathway. Committee members include: Doug Boedeker, Fayette Co Memorial Hospital; Sarah Casolari, Miami Valley Hospital; Christina Coriell, Genesis Respiratory Services; Laura Evans, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Curtis Golden, RESP graduate; Craig Gordon, Riverside Methodist Hospital; Amanda Hansman, Atrium Medical Center; Nicole Hollar-Davis, Fayette Co Memorial Hospital; Sheila Jordan, VA Medical Center; Anna Keller, Clinton Memorial Hospital; James Long, Littleton Home Care Supply Co; Shawna Meredith, Adena Regional Medical Center; Tiffany Moore, OSU Wexner Medical Center; Ruth Ann O'Brien, Greene Memorial Hospital; John Payne, Berger Hospital; Robert Pickering, VA Medical Center; Kelly Rammel, Dayton Children's Hospital; Aaron Saunders, RESP graduate; Amy Sergent, RESP graduate; Wayne Shaffer, Highland District Hospital; Krista Smith, Mercy Clermont Hospital; Sarah Sweeney, RESP graduate; Chyane Collins, SSCC; and Nikki Dato, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Truck Driving Academy

The Truck Driving Academy Advisory Committee, chaired by Amy McClellan, advises the Southern State Truck Driving Pathway. Committee members include: Dale Arnold, NTB; Ray Baker, Werner; Conner Bane, Schneider; Macy Bowman, Marathon; Troy Davenport, Castellini Group; Charles Gardner, R&L Carriers; Tammy Helms, Swift; Nick Hillman, McElroy Truck Lines; Rusty Hilton, Total Transportation; Kyle Judy, Burd Brothers; Mitch Meurer, JK Paving; Scot Sauer, Castellini Group; Jay Sewell, Sewell Motor Express; Craig Voineag, McElroy Truck Lines; Jim Zaremski, PI&I; Kim Fitzpatrick, SSCC; Amy McClellan, SSCC; Karen Preston, SSCC; and JT Smith, SSCC. Have comments or suggestions? Please Contact us with your feedback.

Members present at the 10/25/2019 meeting: (Left to Right:) Amy McClellan, SSCC; Mitch Meurer, JK Paving; JT Smith, SSCC; Kim Fitzpatrick, SSCC; Karen Preston, SSCC

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