Dr. Paul and Mrs. Sharon Ohm

Dr. Paul and Mrs. Sharon Ohm

Dr. Paul Ohm was President of Kellogg Community College from 1986 – 2004. A teacher and counselor in the Cleveland Public Schools, Dr. Ohm later moved into administration in Ohio and Pennsylvania community colleges before becoming president of Belmont Technical College in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Dr. Ohm earned bachelors and master’s degrees from John Carroll University in Cleveland and a doctorate from Kent State University. During his tenure, campus centers were built in Coldwater, Hastings and Albion to make college accessible to more students. The Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) opened to serve business and industry needs through unique partnerships between employers and the College.

He served on the Executive Board of Battle Creek Unlimited, Chair of the Battle Creek Educators Task Force, and Chair of the Michigan Community College Association. After his retirement from KCC, Dr. Ohm served as the President of the Robert B. Miller College. The Ohm Information Technology Center is named in his honor.


In 2007, Dr. Paul and Mrs. Sharon Ohm created the Dr. Paul and Sharon Ohm Gold Key Scholarship to support a high school student starting at KCC.

Upon Dr. Ohm’s retirement from KCC, the Dr. Paul R. Ohm Technology Scholarship was established his name, by donors from community members and employees of KCC.