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  • Board of Trustees

    The Edison State Community College Board of Trustees is comprised of three representatives from each county in our primary service area—Darke, Miami, and Shelby. Board of Trustees meeting agendas, minutes, and resolutions can be found at the bottom of this page.


    Mission Statement

    As stewards of the college, the Board of Trustees of Edison State Community College shall guide the college to its preferred future as measured against high standards of organizational health, innovation, and progress, and will maintain educational and public accountability.


    Darke County

    • Darryl D. Mehaffie

      Mr. Darryl D. Mehaffie has been active on the Edison State Board of Trustees for over 15 years, and has been named Chairman of the Board for a two-year term beginning in 2015. Teaching at Northmont City Schools in Englewood for over 30 years has afforded Mehaffie with considerable expertise in education. Retiring in 1996, Mehaffie continues to serve on numerous boards and committees advocating for education, agriculture, arts and the region. Mehaffie has been actively involved with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges since 2002, serving as chairman of the state organization, executive committee, legislative committee and trustee engagement and leadership committee. He is also a member of the finance and audit committee and the Ohio coordinator of the central region for the Association of Community College Trustees. In 2012, Mehaffie received honors from the Ohio Association of Community College (OACC) as the winner of the Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement, which recognizes extraordinary leadership and contributions of trustees.

    • Philip E. Dubbs

      Dr. Philip E. Dubbs began his six-year term on January 23, 2015. Dubbs attended Miami University, where he received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in education. Dubbs served as superintendent of Randolph Southern School Corp in Lynn, Indiana and Tri-County North Local Schools in Lewisburg, Ohio. He served as Director of Pupil Personnel for the Preble County Office of Education in Eaton, Ohio and was the varsity boys basketball coach and guidance counselor at Preble Shawnee Local, Franklin-Monroe Local and Mad-River Green Local schools. Dubbs has also been involved with the Greater Randolph Insurance Consortium, Winchester Rotary Club, Lynn Lions Club, Greater Randolph County Special Education Consortium, Randolph County Planning Committee, Randolph County Corrections, Wayne Hospital Board of Directors, New Madison United Methodist Church and New Madison Public Library Levy Committee.

    • Marvella Fletcher

      Mrs. Marvella Fletcher retired in 2008 after serving ten years as Vice President of Finance at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. During her time at Wayne Hospital, she also served as the Compliance Officer and chaired numerous internal committees. Previously, Mrs. Fletcher served as Greenville City Auditor and the Clerk of City Council. Mrs. Fletcher received her education from Ball State University.


  • Miami County

    • Tony Wendeln

      Mr. Tony Wendeln, long-time chief executive officer of Murray Wells Wendeln & Robinson CPAs, brings his considerable expertise to the Board of Trustees. Wendeln has served as president of the Piqua Community Foundation, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Piqua Rotary Club, Miami County YMCA, and the Piqua Catholic School Board.  He has also served as treasurer of the Salvation Army and as a trustee of the Lehman Foundation. Wendeln attended Miami University where he graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business, majoring in accounting. While at Miami, he was active with Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, where he continues to assist the alumni board with tax matters.

    • Tamara Baird Ganley

      Mrs. Tamara Baird Ganley began her six-year term on March 6, 2015. Director and President of Baird Funeral Home in Troy, she has been active in leadership roles in the field of funeral service including the state association and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. A lifelong resident of Troy, Baird Ganley has served in various capacities with numerous organizations in the community. Baird Ganley is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She received a Master of Science degree from Walden University. Baird Ganley is a former adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College.

    • Mark T. Hamler

      Mr. Mark T. Hamler began his six-year term on February 6, 2015. Hamler is a graduate of The College of Insurance and has received both CPCU and CIC Designation. He has been  owner/agent at Hamler Gingrich Insurance Agency, Inc., in West Milton, Ohio since 1977. Hamler has been affiliated with various professional organizations including the Independent Insurance Agents of Miami County, Rotary Club of West Milton, West Milton Chamber of Commerce, West Milton CIC, US Bank Advisory Board in Troy, Ohio and has served on the Upper Valley Medical Center Finance Committee. Hamler and his wife Betty, have been married for 34 years, and have a grown daughter and son. In his free time, Hamler enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and bowling.  


  • Shelby County

    • Thomas P. Milligan

      Mr. Thomas P. Milligan was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a two-year term beginning in 2015. Mr. Milligan has been a member of the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees since 1999. Milligan's stewardship on the Board of Trustees includes testifying before the Ohio senate education committee on the importance of public and private alliances and their role in enhancing the quality of community college education throughout Ohio. Milligan played a significant role in the creation of partnerships during The Campaign for Edison Community College, which funded most of the cost to build the 35,000 square foot Emerson Center at the Piqua campus. The president, founder and owner of Western Ohio Cut Stone in Sidney since 1995, Milligan is an equity partner in two other local businesses serving the construction and land development sectors. In 2009, Milligan was chosen to receive the Excellence in Trusteeship Award sponsored by the OACC.

    • Gary V. Heitmeyer

      Mr. Gary V. Heitmeyer began his six-year term on March 10, 2015. Heitmeyer is president and principal of FDL Automation & Supply Company, a Sidney-based, full-service electrical distributor serving west central Ohio. After high school, Gary received four years of training in an apprenticeship program to become a journeyman electrician and studied electronics at Edison State Community College for two years. Heitmeyer is a strong supporter of the local community and has served on several boards and advisory committees including S&H Products, Shelby County United Way, Upper Valley Career Center, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney Noon Kiwanis, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Heitmeyer is currently board vice president of the Sidney­-Shelby County YMCA and was named YMCA building committee volunteer of the year in 2012, and served as chairman of the major gifts campaign in 2014. Gary and his wife, Angie, are the parents of two children and live near Sidney. Gary enjoys spending time with his family, flying, boating, anything to do with cars, home theatre consulting and traveling.