PIQUA — After an extensive search, Edison State Community College is pleased to welcome Rick Hanes as vice president of Business and Community Partnerships.
In her announcement to the college community, Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson said, “Throughout the search process Mr. Hanes demonstrated an extraordinary level of research and innovation that will serve Edison State well. Mr. Hanes has the regional connections, personal history, and high level of energy needed to make our goals of community outreach successful.”
“I am very excited to become a member of the Edison State team,” said Hanes. “This advancement provides the opportunity for me to continue serving the region my family loves and calls home.”
Hanes’ prior experience in educational leadership will prove to be instrumental as he helps to develop innovative business partnerships, lead marketing ingenuities, and engage in community outreach initiatives for the college. His extensive knowledge of community leadership will also prove necessary in helping to position the college for growth.
“Edison State is a great workforce development resource for our region,” added Hanes. “I look forward to strengthening the college’s relationships with community leaders, legislators, regional business and industry leaders and the general public including our many organizations.”
Hanes most recently served as superintendent for Piqua City Schools, a position he held since 2007. Prior to being superintendent, Hanes spent seven years as the assistant superintendent for Tipp City Exempted Village School District. Hanes previously held the role of principal at Smith Middle School in the Vandalia-Butler City District and principal of Arcanum Elementary School in the Arcanum-Butler Local School District.
In addition to holding administrative roles, Hanes actively engages in community leadership through Rotary International, Miami County 4-H, Children’s International Summer Village, Grace United Methodist Church, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Piqua Education Foundation to name a few.
Hanes earned a bachelor of science in Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University. Additionally, Hanes is on track to successfully complete a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Miami University.
The search committee for this position consisted of five Edison State employees from various departments and three external constituents. Hanes will assume the role of vice president beginning in August 2016.