The history timeline of Geauga and the Regional Academic Center
1964: Night classes were offered at West Geauga High School
Students enrolled: 119
Tuition per credit hour: $15.50
The Geauga community and its leaders recognized early on the importance and growing need for higher education in the region. The approached Kent State University and in 1964 began offering night classes at West Geauga High School. It didn't take long before the community petitioned Kent State University's President Robert White to expand the offering to daytime classes in a new academic center.
1966 - 1978: Mr. Don Welever, Executive Director
1967: A two-year Academic Center was established at Park Elementary School in Chardon
1969: Burton Chamber of Commerce supports higher education commitment in Geauga County
The Burton Chamber of Commerce passed two resolutions on October 6, 1969.
To whole-heartedly approve and support the construction for the proposed Kent State University regional campus.
Commitment to pay the $15,000 interest for the purchase of the land.
1970: B.J. Shanower donates land to build a permanent home for the Geauga Campus
1974: Groundbreaking Ceremony at 14111 Claridon Troy Rd. in Burton for a new campus
1976: Spring registration was advertised at the new Geauga Campus
Three associate degree programs are offered; General Studies, Law Enforcement, and Office Management
1978 - 1981: Dr. William Bittle, Dean
1980: Growth of offered degree programs
1981 - 1985: Dr. Greg Shreve, Dean
1985 - 1987: Ms. Joanne Fagenburg, Executive Director
1985: Partnership established with Chrysler Stamping Plant
1987 - 1993: Dr. Larry Jones, Dean
1990: Growth in Twinsburg
Classes are expanded in Twinsburg and move to the "Old School."
1993 - 2004: Dr. Christopher Williams, Dean
2004 - 2014: Dr. David Mohan, Dean
2012: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg
2014 -16: Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Dean
2014: The Geauga Campus celebrates 50 years
2016 - 2017: Dr. Susan Stocker, Interim Dean
2017: The Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg celebrates 30 years in the community and 5 years in the new facility
2018: Dr. Angela Spalsbury, Dean
Over 2,000 students
Entered into formal partnerships with Geauga YMCA, Twinsburg Fitness Center, and ICASI