Miller College Board of Trustees named former Miller College President, Dr. Paul Ohm, President on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 in a closed session board meeting held on the Battle Creek campus. This action was in response to the Tuesday, August 7th resignation of Dr. David Harris. Harris left the College after a three-year term to pursue a consulting opportunity.
Ohm served as the College’s Vice-President upon its development and then later as President after Dr. Art Angood retired in January of 2006. Ohm has worked as a public school teacher, college faculty member and administrator; served as President of Kellogg Community College for 18 years and Belmont College in Ohio for eight years. Paul retired from Miller College in July of 2009 but was asked to come back and serve the College through its upcoming accreditation visit and search and sub-sequential hiring of the College’s President.
Miller College is a private, junior and senior level institution, primarily geared toward non-traditional students and working adults. The College began offering classes in the summer of 2005 and received North Central Accreditation on February 14, 2008, which was retroactive to its first graduating class of ten students. This past May the College graduated nearly 90 men and women!
The College is wrapping up a successful summer semester, which experienced an 8% growth in credit hours and a 10% growth in student population – a trend that has followed the College since inception. Fall classes begin September 4th and faculty and staff will kick off the semester with a Back to School Bash on September 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the community and WIN 98.5 will be broadcasting live from campus.
The Higher Learning Commission is scheduled to visit the campus in February 2013. Faculty and staff have dedicated their summer to writing the self-study and are excited about the upcoming visit and reaccreditation of the College.
“I am pleased to be back at the College and will work to continue its forward momentum”, Dr. Ohm commented, “I’ve believed in the mission since day one, which is to offer this community an affordable, quality education, locally.”
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