Staff Member Honored for Contributions to Ohio State Newark and COTC
NEWARK, Ohio, August 18, 2015 — The Ohio State University at Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, Ph.D., and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., presented the Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award to Howard Imhof, director of information and technology services (ITS).
“I have a passion not only for customer service, but also for the cost-shared model that’s used at these two institutions. It’s at the core of everything we do in ITS,” Imhof said.
This prestigious award is given annually to a staff member, administrator or faculty member of COTC and/or Ohio State Newark whose efforts, attitude, deeds and behavior made a major contribution toward the perpetuation of a genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between COTC and Ohio State Newark. The award is named for long-time campus chief administrator, Julius S. Greenstein, Ph.D., and his wife, Joette.
Imhof was recognized for providing quality service and equal opportunities to both COTC and Ohio State Newark. “It is the unbiased passion he displays that echoes through the entire ITS department. Regardless of affiliation, you are treated as family as you walk through our doors,” read the nomination letter.
Imhof, who has been in his position since 2008 after retiring from the United States Marine Corps, acknowledged his staff for their support. “No leader or manager can be successful without an awesome group of people who buy into these same principals and beliefs,” he said. “I sincerely see this as more of an award for the entire ITS Department, and not just me. That acknowledgement of my team means more to me than you could ever imagine.”
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At COTC, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. Ohio State Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, access to Ohio State’s 200 majors, a rich research heritage and academic excellence.