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October 09, 2020 | 8:00 AM

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Welcome to EOPO

Welcome to the EOPO website!  We are proud of our new look, but still getting used to finding the important information.  Let me help you find a few key items.

  • About includes the list of board members as well as historical EOPO information. Board members have generic email address that forwards to their work email.
  • Join contains the membership information. You can submit your application and renew memberships online now.  Online credit card payments are also accepted.
  • Awards and Scholarships includes the current application forms. For 2019-20 the deadlines will remain the same as in past years.
  • Events will include information about our fall conference and board meetings. Check back often for updates.


Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.  Welcome to EOPO!  May we unite our superhero efforts this year to make EOPO stronger!

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Superhero: How Did I Get Here?

After she led a meeting a few months ago, I spoke with my colleague.  She was so worried about how nervous she had been during the meeting and what had made her think she could fill this leadership position. During the meeting which included over 30 people, I had been proud of her willingness to be our leader including the progressive positions she held prior to her current role. I remember when she would barely speak in a meeting of six to eight people as a participant. She has come a long way over the years because of her willingness to help and serve even when she did not feel adequate and comfortable. Although she may wonder how she got here, we are grateful she was willing to take the journey.

Last spring our interim Provost applied for and eventually accepted the Provost and Senior Vice President position at the university. She was originally hired as a faculty member starting fall 2007 and because of her skills and willingness to grow and learn, she is now the Provost. She planned to teach and prepare new teachers for their roles. As opportunities became available and new challenges arose, she branched out giving each situation careful consideration before forging ahead. When she gets down time in her life, I think she probably wonders how she got here. Recognition of her talents and encouragement from others surely played a role in her journey.

So how did you get where you are today as one of the superheroes in your office? Was it because of classes, trainings, and other educational opportunities that helped hone your skills? Was it your ability to listen, ask the right questions, or problem solve that got you noticed in your school? Was it a person who encouraged you to try something new or an individual who gave you a chance that motivated you to branch out? My guess is all of these and more could apply to your situation.

Part of why I originally got hired at Otterbein was because I had a degree in mathematics. They needed someone who could work with numbers. Despite never having a statistics class I was willing to try, and I had a great mentor who taught me about assessment and accreditation as we trudged through reports, site visits, and a lot more reports. Are you willing to learn while you are in the trenches? When you encounter a computer problem, does all activity cease or do you ask someone or look up options online? Even Wonder Woman would get into some situations and not know the way out, but she used the knowledge on hand and eventually saved the day. Keep growing and learning this spring. Continue being a superhero!

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Sincerely,

Katherine G. H. Reichley, CEOE
President
Educational Office Professionals of Ohio
Academic Assessment and Accreditation Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs
c/o Otterbein University
1 S. Grove St.
Westerville, OH  43081
USA
Phone: (614) 823-1173  Fax: (614) 823-1335 

 

Mission Statement:

The Educational Office Professionals of Ohio is dedicated to promoting professionalism through developing skills, enhancing knowledge, and encouraging growth.