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  • Office of the President

    President's Cabinet

    Doreen Larson, Ph.D.

    Dr. Doreen Larson is the fifth president of Edison State Community College and the College's first female president. She began her position at Edison State on July 1, 2015. After spending 10 years gaining experience in Massachusetts and West Virginia, Dr. Larson was pleased to return to her home state. Larson holds a Ph.D in Special Education from Kent State University, a M.A. in Education from John Carroll University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's in Special Education.  
      Dr. Doreen Larson

    Chris Spradlin, MA

    Chris Spradlin has more than 10 years of teaching and administrative experience in community colleges. Chris began his career as an adjunct faculty member and then moved into a full-time faculty role, serving as a Department Chair. Since then, he has been a Dean and Vice-President in Academics, working alongside faculty on numerous student success initiatives in conjunction with advising, admissions, financial aid and the registrar’s office. Chris holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree.
      Christopher Spradlin

    Rick Hanes, Ed.D
    Vice President | Advancement, Strategic Planning and Partnerships/Executive Director of The Edison Foundation

    Before joining Edison State in 2016, Rick Hanes served as the Superintendent for the Piqua City School District, a position he held for ten years. From 2000–2007, Dr. Hanes served as the Assistant Superintendent for the Tipp City Exempted Village School District. Rick Hanes has the regional connections, personal history and high level of energy needed to make our goals of Community Outreach, Advancement and Strategic Planning successful. Dr. Hanes holds a B.S. in Education, a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Wright State University and a Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Miami University.
      Rick Hanes

    Chad Beanblossom, M.Ed
    Vice President of Regional Campuses

    Chad Beanblossom, a Darke County native, has over ten years of administrative, student affairs and private sector management experience. Chad began his career in higher education as an academic advisor and coordinator of student services at a four-year university. Chad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Wright State University.
      Chad Beanblossom

    Heather Lanham
    Executive Assistant to President
    Secretary | Board of Trustees

      Heather Lanham