The Washington State Community College board of trustees swore in LeeAnn M. Johnson as a new member at its meeting on Monday.
Nominated by Gov. Mike DeWine, Johnson was recently re-elected as the 30th woman on the Ohio State Republican Central Committee from the Senate District. She is also secretary of the board of directors of the Appalachian Children Coalition and a member of the board of directors of the Governor of Ohio’s Imagination Library Program.
“I am extremely honored to have been appointed by Governor DeWine to the Washington State Community College Board of Trustees. Having deep roots in this area, including a son who attended and earned Washington State credits during his high school years, I have personally observed the quality of education and state commitment of Washington to the people who live here,” said Johnson. “I want to do whatever I can to help advance Washington State’s efforts to provide opportunities for all who want to advance their education.”
Johnson graduated from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida, one of the most highly regarded dental hygiene programs in the Southeast; and she is a licensed dental hygienist and patient coordinator for Marietta’s dentist, Dr. John Frye.
She will be graduating in December from Ohio University with a degree in Integrated Health Studies and is actively involved in several local organizations, including the Washington County Republican Women’s Club, the Peoples Bank Theater Board of Directors, and the Marietta Country Club Board of Directors. She is also a former member of Marietta Welfare League, Betsey Mills Club, Junior Women’s Club of Poland and Canfield Welcome Wagon.
“LeeAnn will bring a state and national perspective to the board. His political mandate, combined with his advocacy work to support Appalachian communities, especially those in Washington County, will be an asset to our team. Likewise, his extensive relationships with local community service organizations will help strengthen WSCC partnerships,” said WSCC President Dr. Vicky Wood.
“As a community college graduate and someone who returned to college as an adult, LeeAnn will be able to identify closely with a large demographic of students that the state serves. of Washington.”
The WSCC Board of Directors is made up of voters who reside in either Washington or Morgan counties. The current board includes David Vandenberg, chairman; Tyler Wilcox, Vice President; Jodey L. Altier; Bernie Anderson; Randy Barengo; Cinda Erickson; Daniel Pennock; and Susan Vessels.