COTC Timeline

COTC Timeline

​1957

Autumn - The Ohio State University Newark established, classes were held at the old Newark High School on West Main Street

1966

October 27 - Founders Hall groundbreaking ceremony

1968

October - Founders Hall opens

1971

February 19 - OBR charters Central Ohio Technical College 
June 25 - COTC begins accepting applications for fall quarter
July 19 - First operating budget approved by the Board
July 29 - Dr. Robert Barnes appointed Director of COTC
September 17 - OBR approves six programs for autumn quarter: Electronic Engineering Technology, Secretarial Science, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Accounting, X-ray Technology and Glass Plastics Technology.  
September 30 - COTC opened its doors to students for the first time

1972

September - Nursing program begins

1973

June 8 - First graduating ceremony

1975

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) grants COTC full accreditation with a three-year follow up visit required
Spring - Construction begins on Hopewell Hall

1976

September - Grand opening of Hopewell Hall

1977

February - Work begins on Adena Hall
September 20 - First classes offered in Mount Vernon, Coshocton and at the Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg

1978

NCA grants a 10-year accreditation 
Autumn - Grand opening of Adena Hall
September 20 - Child Care Center opens in Adena Hall

1980

May 16 - OBR expands the COTC service area to include Knox and Coshocton counties
July 1 - Dr. Julius Greenstein appointed President of COTC

1984

May - Construction begins on Hopewell Hall addition

1985

January - Hopewell Hall addition opens

1988

NCA grants COTC a 10-year accreditation
September - New Child Care Center facility opens on the Newark campus

1990

Spring - Hall House purchased by the Thomas J. Evans Foundation and became the official presidential residence in 2004. 
May 21 - COTC faculty voted to form a collective bargaining unit

1991

September 27 - Groundbreaking for LeFevre Hall

1993

April 4 - Grand Opening of LeFevre Hall

1994

July 1 - Dr. Rafael Cortada appointed President of COTC
December 14 - Everett D. Reese Carillon dedicated

1998

NCA grants a 10-year accreditation

1999

July 1 - Dr. Anne Federlein appointed President of COTC

2002

April 16 - The Reese Center groundbreaking ceremony

2003

January 6 - COTC officially opens its facility in Coshocton on Kenwood Avenue 
October 14 - Grand opening of the John Gilbert Reese Center

2004

July 1 - Dr. Bonnie L. Coe appointed President of COTC

2005

September 20 - Classes begin in Pataskala
October 12 - Groundbreaking for The Warner Center

2006

Coshocton Campus Capital Campaign concludes with just over $5 million
July 18 - COTC Board of Trustees accept donation of former theatre building in Mount Vernon
September 20 - Doors open to the Pataskala Campus in the Pataskala City Administration Building

2007

February 15 - Construction begins on Montgomery Hall in Coshocton

2008

NCA Grants 10-year accreditation
January 10 - Montgomery Hall opens in Coshocton
October 3 - Grand opening of The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center
December - Knox Campus Capital Campaign concludes with $5.3 million raised

2009

January - COTC launches strategic plan 2009 - 2013
August - COTC introduces its first international experience – Italian/American Exchange program

2010

June 21 - Classes begin at the former Grand Host East facility – the name officially changes to the Pataskala Campus 
November 8 - The Gateway opens in Hopewell Hall

2011

Summer - Remodel of Ariel Hall​

2012

March - Ariel Hall grand opening celebration in Mount Vernon
June 30 - Next Generation Challenge, scholarship campaign exceeds $20 million goal.​