Clark State President at the Next WIB Luncheon

At the next Women In Business Luncheon, Jo Alice Blondin, Ph.D., the fifth president of Clark State Community College will join us at 11:30 Thursday, May 4, at the Xenia YMCA.

Blondin headshotDr. Blondin focuses all of her efforts on realizing the mission of the institutions she has served, and is known for both her student-centered approach and her emphasis on regional economic development. Since coming to Clark State, Dr. Blondin has led the development and implementation of a new strategic plan, the creation of a new marketing/branding campaign, the establishment of Precision Agriculture and Food Science degrees, a reorganization of student services to increase student success and completion, secured nearly $8 million in state funds for capital improvements, and received grant funding for Manufacturing, Precision Agriculture, and youth programs totaling $4 million.  Come to hear her story and be inspired.

Women in Business meets the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 for lunch at the YMCA, 135 E. Church St. in Xenia. The buffet by Sweets Boutique is $12 for those who register by noon the Wednesday before the meeting. The charge for late registration or walk ins is $20. Register online or call the Xenia Area Chamber, 937-372-3591. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before committing to Chamber membership.

 The WIB Weather Cancellation policy: The WIB luncheon will be cancelled if the YMCA is closed. If the YMCA is open, we will have the luncheon as scheduled.

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