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Meet Our Team
Program Coordinator, Professional Development
Barbara Allen serves as a Professional Development Program Coordinator, a position she has held since April 2011. Barbara is responsible for New Hire Orientation, Staff and Administrator training as well as professional development initiatives campus-wide.
Barbara has over 16 years experience in higher education in such diverse areas as admissions, advising, alumni affairs, development, enrollment services, and strategic enrollment management. She coordinates the Welcome Team and has served as a mentor to Student Ambassadors.
Education and Certifications
Pursuing a Ph.D at The Ohio State University in Educational Policy and Leadership focusing on student leadership programs at the community college.
MA, Speech Communication, Miami University of Ohio
BA, Speech Communication, Miami University of Ohio
Qualified Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) Facilitator
Program Coordinator for Faculty Development
Rich James has been Program Coordinator for Faculty Development since 2009. He coordinates faculty orientations, professional development modules through the adjunct engagement initiative, and other activities and resources for faculty.Lori Thomas
Susan Thompson serves as the Office Associate for Human Capacity Development, a position she has held since 2008. She is responsible for training logistics, preparing class materials, compiling evaluations, and processing tuition reimbursement and fee waiver requests.
Prior to joining Columbus State, she worked for the State of Ohio for 31 years in a number of agencies including the Auditor of State, Ohio House of Representatives, Office of Collective Bargaining, Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and Department of Mental Health.
Associate Degree, Secretarial Science, Bliss College
Empathy, Maximizer, Relator, Connectedness, Harmony