Ohio Regional Coordinator Cindy Carbone has accepted a new position at Oakland Community College in Michigan and now serves as Dean of English and Communications. She will step down as Ohio Regional Coordinator, a post she has held since 2003.
Carbone currently serves as the Regional Coordinator Representative on Phi Theta Kappa’s Board of Directors. She will retain her position through July 31, 2015. Phi Theta Kappa’s Constitution and Board guidelines direct Phi Theta Kappa’s Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley to recommend to the Board a Regional Coordinator to serve the unexpired term, from August 2015 to April 2016.
A call for nominations for Ohio Regional Coordinator has been distributed to all college presidents and chapter advisors in the region. As a new Regional Coordinator for Ohio is sought, Carbone will act as Ohio Senior Regional Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition.
“I am so proud of the Ohio Region and their growth over the last 10 years,” Carbone said. “It has been such a privilege to guide and lead them through these years.
“My heart will always be with Ohio and Phi Theta Kappa, but it is time to spread my wings in Michigan and mentor new advisors and new students. All my love and support go to the Ohio Region during this transition.”
Carbone served as a Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor at Edison Community College from 1993 to 2009 and most recently as an advisor at Central Ohio Technical College. She succeeded Dr. John Kesler as Ohio Regional Coordinator and served as advisor of the Alpha of Ohio Region Alumni Association.
Among the region’s accomplishments under her leadership is the establishment of a specialty license plate dedicated to Phi Theta Kappa, the sales of which fund a Commit to Complete Scholarship for Ohio members.
Carbone was named a Distinguished Regional Coordinator in 2009 – the top recognition provided a Regional Coordinator who has served at least five years. She has served in many leadership roles in Phi Theta Kappa over the years, including as an Honors Program Council member, a Faculty Scholar and a certified instructor of Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Studies program.
Risley appointed Carbone to the Society’s Board of Directors in early 2012 upon the death of the late Texas Regional Coordinator Dr. Mary Hood, which she served until she was elected to a full three-year term during the Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, that same year.
“Cindy has shown a strong commitment to Phi Theta Kappa and to the Ohio Region over the years, and we are grateful for her dedication,” Risley said. “While we will miss her service to the Society, the Ohio Region and the Board of Directors, we are hopeful and confident that she will find a home in the Michigan Region and that we will see her again soon.”