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    Biographical Sketch

    Chris Spradlin

    Chris Spradlin took on the leadership role of President of Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, on January 3, 2023, after a unanimous vote of approval from the Edison State Board of Trustees.

    Having previously served as the Executive Vice President and Provost at Edison State, Chris began his duties at the College in July of 2016. Some of his main accomplishments at Edison State have included an implementation of the Guided Pathways to Success model, the development of new academic programs such as Aviation and Veterinary Technology, and the opening of new campuses in Troy and Eaton, Ohio. Chris also serves as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Structured Pathways, and he chairs Ohio’s Competency-based Education Steering Committee.

    Prior to joining Edison State, Chris served as a Vice-President and Dean at Lake Michigan College and Cuyahoga Community College. He began his career in higher education in 2002 as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, advancing to a full-time faculty and Department Chair position there.  

    Chris grew up in Wheelersburg, Ohio and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Religion. He is currently writing the dissertation for his doctorate degree in Education, and he resides in Troy, Ohio with his wife and two children.