OACHE Welcomes New Chair

Dr. Charlotte HatfieldThe new year brings about a change in the leadership of the OACHE board of directors. Beginning a two-year term as board chair is Dr. Charlotte Hatfield.  Dr. Hatfield became the fifth president of Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, in July 2002. Since joining the college, she has started the Washington State Community College Foundation; developed a Phase II site plan; opened a $1.2 million diesel truck instructional lab; started new academic programs including American Sign Language and Simulation and Game Design; and created an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy to serve Southeast Ohio.

She spent the 1980s teaching public relations in the Journalism Department at Ball State University and in the late 1990s entered the two-year college arena as executive director of marketing and public relations for Ivy Tech State College, later serving as executive dean of the Elkhart Campus of Ivy Tech. Dr. Hatfield has three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: a bachelor’s and master’s in Journalism and a doctorate in Community College Leadership/Higher Education Administration. Her first degree was an Associate of Arts from her hometown college, Hutchinson Community College, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

In her new role as chair of the OACHE Board of Directors, Dr. Hatfield succeeds Dr. Joe Bukowski, president of Belmont Technical College.

“The OACHE would like to thank Dr. Bukowski for the outstanding leadership he has provided as our board chair over the last two years,” said Dr. Brenda Haas, OACHE executive director. “We also welcome Dr. Hatfield as chair and look forward to working with her leadership over the next two years.”

Last edited on 01.18.2008 at 11:40 a.m. by Gina