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Sinclair Board of Trustees Refine Strategic Priorities to Keep College Community Aligned

Board recognizes Chairman Rob Connelly, nursing student Morgan Glover, and Sinclair Baseball Team

At the June 12, 2018 meeting of the Sinclair College’s Board of Trustees, the Board approved changes to the college’s strategic priorities and strategies to keep Sinclair fresh and aligned with the needs of the community well into the future.

Trustees also recognized outgoing Board Chairman Rob Connelly for his inspiring leadership from 2015-2018. Sinclair’s incoming Board Chair is Mr. Dan Sadlier.

“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Connelly for his countless hours of selfless service as Chairman for the last three years,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, President of Sinclair College. “The bylaws of the Board of Trustees limit the consecutive service of Chairman to three years and Rob Connelly has fulfilled that with distinction. During Mr. Connelly’s term as Chairman, the college undertook a number of strategic initiatives and partnerships, including opening the UAS Indoor Flying Pavilion and the successful passage of two vital property tax levy campaigns. We look forward to his continued support and leadership as he will remain a part of our Board of Trustees.”

Along with Connelly’s end of term as Chairman, the Board of Trustees, in concert with several key internal and community stakeholders, have re-evaluated and refined Sinclair College’s strategic priorities and mission statement. The mission statement replaces the current statement with one that incorporates the motto of Sinclair’s founder, David A. Sinclair. The official mission statement is now, “Find the need and endeavor to meet it by providing high-quality, accessible learning as a college of and for the community.”

The three strategic priorities that guide the selection of complementary strategies that will help Sinclair move to the next level of organizational effectiveness and achievement are:

  • Alignment: Southwestern Ohio citizens, communities, and businesses will be served with educational programs and services that are aligned to the economy and social needs of this region.
  • Growth: The number of college students will grow, as will the rate of success. More businesses and community organizations will receive more training and development services.
  • Equity: The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated.

The Board also recognized student achievements, including nursing student, Morgan Glover, who recently saved a drowning 3-year-old boy’s life, and the College’s baseball team.  The team finished 5th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) College World Series which took place in Enid, Oklahoma May 25-30.