New Board Members Announced


Mark Law and Rhoda Warnock have been appointed as members of the Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) fiduciary board of trustees.

Rhoda Warnock

Rhoda Warnock headshot.Rhoda Warnock began her career at the Coshocton Grain Company (CGC) upon graduation from COTC in 1984. She embarked on her lifelong career at CGC as a computer specialist and progressed to the position of CEO/CFO. Rhoda completed a Regulation D stock sale of nearly $2 million to leverage funds for construction of a $13 million grain elevator expansion in Illinois while managing the two Ohio elevators. Most recently, she directed the construction of the $10 million Coshocton soy processing plant and rebranded that sector of CGC.

A Coshocton resident, Warnock has been actively involved in local civic and philanthropic affairs, currently serving as vice president of the Montgomery Foundation, which provides funds for community projects and scholarships to area senior students; director for Our Town Coshocton; and director for the Ohio Agribusiness Association. Warnock also received the 2013 Friend of 4H Award for Coshocton County and the 2001 YWCA BPW Women of Achievement Agribusiness Award. She is a 1998 Graduate of Leadership Coshocton County.  She has previously served as president and vice president of the Ohio Agribusiness Association Educational Trust board, treasurer of a successful levy campaign for the 4H program in Coshocton County, and director for the Coshocton County Port Authority and participated on the Revolving Loan Fund Committee. She also served on the National Grain & Feed Association County Elevator Committee and the OSU Extension Coshocton County Advisory Committee.

Warnock is filling the board seat vacated by governor-appointed Steve Cohen, who served on the board for seven years, serving the last two as vice chair. During his tenure, Cohen served as the Board Liaison on the Accreditation and Strategic Planning Council, a member of the Board Development Committee, and a member of the Ohio Association of Community College’s Governing Board. He previously served on the Pataskala Campus Advisory Board for six years.

Mark Law, MD

Mark Law headshot.Mark Law, MD, is an ophthalmologist and surgeon at the Center for Sight in Newark and has been a Licking County resident since 1992. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia. In between medical school and residency, he performed a one-year internship at the University of California Irvine/Long Beach. After residency, Law completed a cornea fellowship at the University of Louisville.

Law is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ohio Ophthalmological Society and the Ohio State Medical Association. Previously he served on the Ohio Ophthalmological Society Board of Governors, was president of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, and was president of the Licking County Medical Society. Additionally, Law was appointed by Governor Kasich to the Commission on Minority Health and served as Ohio Counselor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Locally, Law has served as a member and president of the Granville Christian Academy School Board.

Law is filling the seat vacated by Gordy Yance whose term expired on Sept. 30. Yance served on the board since 2016 and was a member of the finance committee. He previously served on the Knox Campus Advisory Board and has been an engaged leader, extraordinary advocate and generous supporter of COTC for more than 16 years.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.