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May 29, 2020
Rhodes State College Recognizes Circle of Excellence Inductee, Linda A. Dodge


Lima, OH (May 29, 2020) Established in 2018, the Rhodes State College Alumni Circle of Excellence recognizes Associate Degree graduates of Rhodes State College and Lima Technical College who are doing exceptional work in their career field, community and for the College.

Rhodes State College is pleased to announce that Linda A. Dodge, Associate of Applied Science, Respiratory Care – 1999, is being inducted into the 2020 class of the Alumni Circle of Excellence. Ms. Dodge had a successful career as a Respiratory Therapist before catching the “Quality” bug and following a different career path. Transferring some of the analytical skills as an RRT, she completed a bachelor degree in Business from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, an MBA from Tiffin University, and became a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Most recently, she completed a Masters of Business Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University, and in 2018, became an American Society for Quality-Certified Quality Auditor, or ASQ CQA, a professional who determines a quality system’s adequacy and deficiencies.

A Respiratory Therapist for over twenty years, Ms. Dodge moved into an administrative role in Operational Excellence for Mercy Health West Central Ohio Region in 2007. During her tenure, a successful six sigma project realized a $2.4 million net revenue impact for the organization and ninety-four persons completed Lean Training at St. Rita’s Medical Center. In 2016, Ms. Dodge became Associate Coordinator of Quality Initiatives for Rhodes State College’s Workforce Economic Development and Continuing Education (WEDCE). In her position, she provided ISO Internal Auditor training, ISO Services, Lean Essentials, Lean Six Sigma concepts and others. She said, “I have chosen fields that allow me to have a positive impact on the individuals and communities around me. The educational experience [at Lima Technical College] inspired me to continue my education and…lit a fire in me, a thirst for education!”

Ms. Dodge now works for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for Management Engineering and Process Improvement as a Lead Process Engineer supporting the Medical Center, the Accountable Care Organization (ACO), and Population Health since February 2019.

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