Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life at the Newark campus strives to cultivate a campus community where students can achieve success and become responsible citizens. Our purpose is to support the university’s mission by providing services and programs, encouraging student learning in and out of the classroom, and developing a diverse community which is educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative.
The Office of Student Life intentionally creates an involved community to promote students’ well-being, personal development and commitment to the common good through transforming experiences. To provide our students with an opportunity to develop these dimensions, the Office of Student Life offers an array of programs, services and activities.
John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, room 226.
MEET OUR STAFF
John Davenport, PhD
Dean of Students
Associate Dean of Students
Director, Student Life-Disability Services
Access Specialist, Student Life-Disability Services
Vorley M. Taylor
Program Manager, Multicultural Affairs
Charles DePriest, MA, LPCC-S
Lead Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Megan Hughett, MSW, LISW
Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services
Program Assistant, Recreational Sports
Coordinator for Student Involvement
Manager, Career Development & Experiential Learning
Housing Coordinator – Newark Campus
Administrative Associate, Housing and Residence Education
Complaints and Concerns
Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) as defined in our values, seeks the active involvement of students, faculty and staff in open, honest and fair communication. While we strive to be the best in everything that we do, we continuously evaluate our performance and welcome constructive assessment and suggestions for improvement. As a community, we treat each concern with respect and review each one seriously.
Records maintained by the college concerning student-initiated concerns, including information regarding the incident, the review and resolution may be shared with the Higher Learning Commission, however, individual student identities will remain anonymous.
Constitution Day is a national holiday celebrated to ensure that students in our country gain an increased knowledge and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States of America. Observed on September 17th of each year, the day for that coincides with the date that the delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia in 1787.