Dr. Rick Woodfield

Dr. Rick Woodfield serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) providing consultation and voice for issues concerning academic and student affairs for grants and state agencies in support of Ohio’s 23 public two-year institutions. He is an ATD Leadership/Workforce coach supporting ATD colleges in their transformative change process, including preparing students for a 21st century jobs.

Rick joined the staff at OACC in 2021 after retiring as Provost from Zane State College.  His academic experiences also include faculty, Program Director, Dean, Associate Vice President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at James A. Rhodes State College for a total of 29 years of service in Ohio Community Colleges. His work in developing workforce solutions includes serving as a principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Labor grant focused on building collaboration within multiple institutions to meet the healthcare practitioner needs for 30 counties within Northwest Ohio.

Rick earned an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science from SUNY Alfred, a Bachelor of Science in Cardiorespiratory Sciences and a Master of Science in Health Education from SUNY Stony Brook and a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College.

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