State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) presented a resolution to Dr. Roy Church, honoring him for his service as the president of Lorain County Community College and as an educational administrator at today’s Ohio House session.
Dr. Church started as the institution’s president in 1987, serving nearly 30 years. Prior to this post, he worked at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and St. Petersburg Community College in Tampa Bay. He holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland, a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
“It is a bittersweet moment as we recognize Dr. Church’s legacy at Lorain County Community College today,” Manning said.  “Dr. Church is a truly once-in-a-generation leader for our community, and he will be sorely missed.  His leadership and foresight is unprecedented, and it is my honor to recognize his dedication and service to Lorain County.”
He has been active locally and regionally in many organizations including the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education and the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Institute and Workforce Investment Board, and Port Authority.
Dr. Church has also been honored by the American Association of Community Colleges as the Central Region Chief Executive Officer of the Year and has earned honors such as the Peter Burg Regional Vision Award from Team Northeast Ohio, the Northeast Ohio Regional Vision Award, and the Eric Nord Leadership Award from Leadership Lorain County.
Dr. Church was inducted into the Northeast Ohio Inside Business Hall of Fame and was recognized as one of the top 25 most influential leaders in Northeast Ohio by Inside Business Magazine.
Dr. Church is set to retire from his post this June and was present to receive his resolution at today’s Ohio House session.

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