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College Coordinating Council

The Patton College Coordinating Council, chaired by the Dean, is the formal administrative leadership body charged with addressing challenges that impede the success and effectiveness of faculty, staff, and students. 

Purpose of the Council:

  1. To encourage a constructive, positive, and affirming culture that fosters performance, progress, and prominence.
  2. To address challenges that impede the success and effectiveness of faculty, staff, and students.
  3. To steward the common vision guiding The Patton College toward performance, progress, and prominence.
  4. To develop and maintain a strong sense of community, essential to breaking down silos, territorialism, and other dysfunctional elements.
  5. To encourage collaboration and professional autonomy in solving problems across and within units of The Patton College.
  6. To provide technical and psychosocial support across and within units of the College.

Functions of the Council:

  1. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication among a diverse community of leaders essential in carrying out the mission and vision of The Patton College.
  2. Provides an intentional and purposeful venue for communicating needs for information, resources, and support.
  3. Engages in ongoing professional development experiences and activities necessary for effective leadership and management.
  4. Provides support in the development, facilitation, and implementation of solutions to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness across and within units of the College.

Council Members:

Interim Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies; Professor
Dean's Office
Patton 102H
Department Chair, Educational Studies and Professor
Educational Studies
Patton Hall 302U
Department Chair, Counseling and Higher Education; Professor
Counseling and Higher Education
Patton Hall 432F
Professor and Interim Department Chair, Teacher Education
Teacher Education
Patton Hall 309T
Linda Fife
Linda Fife
Director of the Institute for Democracy in Education
Institute for Democracy in Education
Patton Hall 406A
Associate Professor
Educational Studies
Patton Hall 302P
Director of the Center for Clinical Practice in Education
Clinical Practice in Education
Patton Hall 125A
Director of the OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science (OCEMS) and Associate Professor
Teacher Education
OHIO Center for Equity in Mathematics and Science
Patton Hall 321A
Headshot of a smiling Beth Lydic in a tan suit jacket and brown shirt.
Beth Lydic
Chief Financial Administration Officer
Dean's Office
Patton Hall 102T
Hannah Nissen
Hannah Nissen
Dean, Campus and Community Relations Zanesville Campus
Elson Hall 125, Zanesville Campus
Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach
Dean's Office
Patton Hall 102F
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Monica Price
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Academic Advising
Student Affairs
Patton Hall 103S
Chip Rice
Research Grants Development Coordinator
Dean's Office
Patton Hall 102J
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Zachary Schabel
Director of Assessment & Academic Improvement
Dean's Office
Patton Hall 102
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Recreation, Sport Pedagogy, and Consumer Sciences
Patton Hall 202F
Headshot of a smiling Helen Watson wearing ablue and white striped sweater and blue top.
Helen Watson
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Dean's Office
Patton Hall 102N