Campus Departments


Get contact information and other resources for many of the departments of Central Ohio Technical College.


Business and Finance

These departments and services are shared with The Ohio State University at Newark. The Business and Finance offices are located on the Newark Campus in Founders Hall. Services include things link accounts receivable, accounts payable and the overall budget and fiscal oversight for the college. 


Facilities Planning & Operations


To provide the highest quality facilities and a physical environment that supports and promotes the academic programs of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

​The Department of Facilities Planning and Operations oversees 12 buildings, including seven academic buildings and three residence halls along with 200 acres of grounds at the Newark campus. Off-site locations in Coshocton, Mt. Vernon and Pataskala, Ohio total 80,000 sq. ft.

The Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds crews are responsible for:


Office of Human Resources


The Office of Human Resources is committed to fostering a culture that attracts, inspires and celebrates excellence in people to ensure that Central Ohio Technical College is successful in realizing its mission.

HR Staff Directory

Pictured left to right: John Ralston, Sherry Abbott and Patsy Henderson

John D. Ralston

Director, Human Resources

  • Chief human resources officer responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Office of Human Resources, compensation, performance management, position descriptions, policy & procedures, employee relations and labor relations. John Ralston also serves as HR business partner for The Ohio State University’s Newark campus.
​Sherry Abbott

HR Consultant

  • Search & hiring process, new employee orientation, benefits, worker’s compensation, H-1B, permanent residency and exit interviews. Sherry Abbott also serves as HR consultant for The Ohio State University’s Newark campus.
Patsy Henderson

HR Assistant

  • Part-time faculty contracts, family & medical leave (FMLA), flexible spending (FSA), new hire paperwork, search status inquiries and tuition assistance. Patsy Henderson also serves as HR assistant for The Ohio State University’s Newark campus.

Benefits and Life Events

Employment and New Hire Resources

Performance Management

Payroll Services

Payroll Services is a part of the college’s Accounting Office.

Information regarding IRS Form 1095-C


Marketing and Public Relations

The mission of the Marketing and Public Relations Office is to market the educational programs and services of both The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College to our constituencies, to enhance the image and awareness of these institutions via public relations efforts, and to support the communication and promotional efforts of the campus community.