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