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(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – Lake Erie College is pleased to announce that Patricia White and Patricia A. Ackerman have been named to the College Board of Directors. Both nominations were accepted and approved at recent Board meetings.
Patricia White is Chief Executive Officer of Sales Building Systems, located in Mentor, Ohio. Over the past 14 years there she has been instrumental in recruiting and training staff, introducing state-of-the art technology and focusing on customer service. White received her B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois State University and has been active in the Mentor community and school system. She has also been active with Junior Service League.
Patricia A. Ackerman is President and CEO of CHALKDUST, Inc., located in Bedford, Ohio and is a retired public school educator. She has over 35 years of experience in education including positions as a teacher, principal and K-12 curriculum administrator. She obtained her B.A. in English at Ohio University, a M.Ed. from Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. 
Ackerman currently serves as chair of BRIDGE the Gap Network Council, is a member of the Kent State University National Alumni Board and is an emeritus member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees and the Ohio University Foundation. She is a trustee of the Cleveland Zoological Society, member of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s Executive Board and chair of the Education Braintrust of the International Woman’s Air and Space Museum located at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. She is also past president of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators and founder of the Heights Alliance of Black School Educators. Dr. Ackerman is also co-author of the 2001 Legacy of Literacy reading program for grades K-6 published by Houghton-Mifflin.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.
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