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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.
Mary Francis McLaughlin
Program Coordinator for Performance Management and Management Development
Mary Francis McLaughlin is the Program Coordinator for Performance Management and Management Development a position which she has held since 2007. She is responsible for coordinating the PERFORMs initiative, management development and provides performance consulting, coaching, training and development for staff and administrators.
Mary Francis experience include developing, presenting and managing program to improve
individual and organizational performance. She has work in a variety of industries
including education, non-profits, business and governmental organizations.
Education and Certifications
Pursuing a Ph.D. at Capella University in Education with a concentration in Training and Performance Improvement
M.S., Training and Organizational Development, Carlow College
B.A., English Communication, St. Francis College
Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator
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