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It is that time of year that we recognize colleagues for the successful application for promotion in rank. Our A&P and faculty program professionals continually engage in a variety of functions (think programming, engagement, teaching, scholarship, service, etc). When “ready” their accomplishments across these activities are reviewed by peers weighed against the expectations of their rank and position description. Think A&P Educator Expectations Table and our Departmental APT Criteria for faculty.

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Today we celebrate professional growth recognized in the form of promotion in rank of 33 A&P and 3 faculty colleagues. A&P professionals promoted in the 2022 class include:

A&P Educator I to II (8)

Molly Avers (Ottawa 4-H), Justin Bower (state 4-H), Danielle Combs (Highland 4-H), Lydia Flores (Marion 4-H), Frances Foos (Madison 4-H), Andrew Holden (Ashtabula ANR), James Morris (Brown ANR/CD), Sami Schott (Noble FCS/4-H)

A&P Educator II to III (10)

Katie Cole (Seneca 4-H), Michelle Fehr (Guernsey 4-H), Beth Guggenbiller (Mercer 4-H), Stephanie Karhoff (Williams ANR), Tyler Kessler (Adventure Central 4-H), Marcus McCartney (Washington ANR), Beth Miller (Auglaize 4-H), Christy Millhouse (Preble 4-H), Roseanne Scammahorn (Darke FCS), Lydia Ulry (Fayette 4-H)

A&P Educator III to IV (15)

Godwin Apaliyah (Fayette CD), Becky Barker (Morrow 4-H), Christy Clary (Brown 4-H), Mike Estadt (Pickaway ANR), Cheryl Goodrich (Monroe 4-H), Jason Hartschuh (Crawford ANR), Teresa Johnson (Defiance 4-H), Jenny Lobb (Franklin FCS), Lisa Manning (Lake FCS/4-H), Amanda Osborne (Cuyahoga CD), Kelly Royalty (Clermont 4-H), Kate Shumaker (Holmes FCS), Beth Stefura (Mahoning FCS), Kyle White (area leader and Lorain CD) and Rhonda Williams (Darke 4-H)

Faculty promoted include:

  • Glen Arnold, Field Specialist Manure Management (to professor)
  • David Marrison, Coshocton ANR (to professor)
  • Elizabeth Hawkins, Field Specialist Agronomic Systems (to associate professor with tenure)

The process of applying for promotion is like applying for a new job. You document your qualifications, skills, experience and meaningful accomplishments.  You also describe what you have achieved in ways that enable others to reasonably assume you can succeed in the role for which you are applying. Why do we do this? You want to continue to be challenged and grow as a professional. Your employer wants to ensure you can be successful when tasked with higher level responsibilities.

Our goal is to help each other continue the upward trajectory in a way that is manageable, healthy, and sustainable. Key in doing so is understanding how the expectations vary depending on one’s rank. Do you know the rank of those you are working with? Do you know the expectations of their rank and of your own? How are we working in ways to better take care of each other?

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