Crawford: 20/20 Vision announces leadership transition

December 18, 2013

BUCYRUS – The Crawford County Partnership for Education and Economic Development (Partnership) announces the resignation of Jim Cox as both the Crawford Unlimited Leadership (CU LEAD) facilitator and

Crawford: 20/20 Vision Project Manager. Cox will be pursuing education initiatives in the region and the state.

Cox, a CPA and former CEO of Mid-Ohio Heart in Mansfield, began providing management services to The Partnership in 2009 when he led the Summer TANF Youth program for Crawford County. He then began serving as Project Manager for Crawford: 20/20 Vision—a community-driven strategic plan for Crawford County— and as facilitator of CU LEAD— 20/20’s leadership development program. His passion for teaching has led him to teach college credit courses at North Central State College and for Ashland University in prisons around Ohio. He is also providing consulting services to education initiatives in the Cleveland area and recently designed a new advanced manufacturing education program for students at Ashland-West Holmes Career Center. Cox said he may look for ways to stay involved as a volunteer with 20/20.

“Jim’s enthusiasm, creativity and passion for the Crawford: 20/20 Vision will be sorely missed,” said Partnership Executive Director Dave Williamson.

While the Partnership considers future personnel needs, Williamson said he will fill in as 20/20 Project Manager and Dr. Paul Johnson, a professor at Bowling Green State University and former Superintendent of Bucyrus Schools, will facilitate the CU LEAD class for the balance of the 2013-2014 school year.