Gov. DeWine reappoints 2 to Clark State Board of Trustees

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has reappointed two members of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees, according to a release from the college.

Andy Bell and Maurice McDonald will continue their service to the college through 2026.

“These board appointees all recognize the important student success mission that Clark State advances and always puts the students’ best interests first,” said President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin. “I look forward to continuing to work with these outstanding community and business leaders.”

Clark State’s Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the college, and are appointed by the Governor of Ohio for six-year terms, the release stated.

Bell has served the college for more than twenty years, including as a board member of the Clark State Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2006.

Bell said in spite of the many attributes of community colleges, including Clark State, they all face challenges in today’s world of fewer students and cutbacks in state support.

“Having a strong board is essential in addressing these issues,” he said. “It is for these reasons I want to continue to serve Clark State for the next six years.”

McDonald, Vice President of P E Systems, Inc., has served on the Clark State Board since December of 2014.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve as a trustee on the Clark State Board,” McDonald said. “Clark State is an outstanding institution that provides an important service to the local community.”

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