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The No Time to Waste Working Group will focus upon strategies that can reduce time to degree as well as minimize students drifting through college without earning a degree.  


Structure, Timeline & Outcomes

The Complete College Ohio Task Force will develop and release a report that articulates an overarching framework for increasing the rate and number of college completions in Ohio. This report will build a comprehensive, cohesive action plan that is (a) focused on closing gaps in college completion rates, (b) ensures access and quality, and (c) builds upon strategies with documented records of success. Click here to download full document




Name Title Institution / Organization
Roy Church (co-chair) President Lorain County Community College
Steven Angle Senior Vice President (executive on loan) Wright State University
Carlos Bing   Ohio Board of Regents
Bob Boltz Executive Vice President Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
Tom  Bordenkircher Associate Vice Chancellor, Program Development and Approval Ohio Board of Regents
Paula Compton
(BOR liaison)
Associate Vice Chancellor, Articulation & Transfer Ohio Board of Regents
Valerie  Cope Academic Foundations, Faculty Member Sinclair Community College
Shane DeGarmo Director, Program Approval Ohio Board of Regents
Katie Giardello Assistant Director, New Initiatives Ohio Board of Regents
Raymond Gorman Associate Provost/ Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Miami University
Cathy Hill Assistant Director,  Program Approval Ohio Board of Regents
Willie Houston Interim Provost Central State University
Virginia  Lindseth Regent Board of Regents
Ryan McCall Vice President for Academic Affairs Southern State Community College
Cindy McQuade Vice President of Operations Inter-University Council of Ohio
Karla Mugler Associate Vice President of Integrated Student Success University of Akron
Cheryl Rice  Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Stark State College
Said Sewell Dean of Undergraduate Studies Kent State University
Mike Snider Project Coordinator Ohio Association of Community Colleges
Cynthia Spiers Associate Vice Provost of Student Services and Enrollment Management Owens Community College
Amy Treboni Associate Director, Enrollment The Ohio State University
Brett Visger Deputy Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents 
Karen  Wells Executive in Residence for Learner Completion  Lorain County Community College
Rick Woodfield Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs Rhodes State Community College
Amy Leedy Adult Education Director Miami Valley Career Center



No Time to Waste Working Group Meeting, August 2, 2012 | Agenda


A national report by the Center for Community College Student Engagement entitled A Matter of Degrees: Promising Practices for Community College Student Success explores 13 promising practices for strengthening community college student engagement and success.

The 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges is charged with comprehensively examining the challenges and opportunities facing the fast-growing sector of higher education. A report by the Commission entitled, Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future, outlines seven specific recommendations for reforming the country’s community college system. 

Comparable, reliable metrics are essential for states under current fiscal constraints. Information on the progress toward, and degree completion of, all students in higher education allows state leaders to gauge whether policies are successful and helps inform future funding decisions. National Governors Association convened a Work Group on Common College Completion Metrics to make recommendations on the common higher education measures that states should collect and report publicly. The recommended completion metrics are found within Complete to Compete: Common College Completion Metrics