Dec 17, 2010
By George Mauzy
State of Ohio Governor-elect John Kasich has chosen Ohio University alumnus Maj. John T. Born as the next superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Born is a 23-year veteran of the Highway Patrol who most recently served as field operations commander for the eastern half of the state.
The Athens, Ohio, native lives in Fairfield County and teaches law enforcement leadership and management courses as an adjunct faculty member at Ohio University.
He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in social science in deviant behavior from Ohio University. He also completed governance training at Harvard Business School and leadership training at the U.S. Army War College.
"We are very proud of alumnus John Born's achievements and are pleased that Gov.-elect Kasich has appointed him to this important statewide leadership position," said Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis. "Major Born's exemplary career in law enforcement and his willingness to share his knowledge with students at Ohio University are testament to his commitment to the people of the state of Ohio."
Born, who played varsity baseball at Ohio University, has received many awards and honors during his illustrious career. He developed and implemented the Highway Patrol's Partners for Safety program, which earned him the J. Stannard Baker Award of Excellence from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
He also served as a chairman and trustee of the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System and has regularly conducted media relations training to law enforcement agencies.
The Born appointment came one day after Col. David Dicken announced his resignation from the same position.