Dr. Stacia Edwards is the Associate Vice President of Workforce Strategy in Academic Affairs at Columbus State Community College. In this role she manages employer partnerships through the Center for Workforce Development, and the Small Business Development Center. Working closely with the academic deans and faculty, she acts as the lead integrator for the grant initiatives focused on career preparation and 9-14 pathways.
Stacia joined Columbus State from Battelle where she was Vice President of BattelleEd and Director of STEM workforce Initiatives. Prior to Battelle, Stacia held positions that included the Deputy Chancellor for Economic Advancement for the Ohio Board of Regents, the Director of the Regional Workforce Transformation Consortium at Sinclair Community College and Assistant Dean of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University. Stacia received a Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University and a Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.