Charlotte Hatfield held the position of President at Washington State Community College for nine years leading the Ohio institution until May of 2011, when she transitioned into a consulting role with the college. While at Washington State, Charlotte Hatfield’s accomplishments included starting the WSCC Foundation; developing new programs including Interactive Digital Technologies, Massage Therapy, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Agribusiness and an online Chemical Operator Technician Certificate (to serve the local polymer industry); and construction of an Agribusiness Lab, Diesel Truck lab, and a stand-alone Center for Business and Technology. She championed the development of online learning as well as at the adoption of technology college-wide to serve students more effectively and efficiently.
Before her work at Washington State, Charlotte Hatfield served as Executive Dean for the Elkhart Campus of Ivy Tech State College. During her time there, Charlotte Hatfield managed a $1.7 million budget, generated funding for a dedicated science lab, opened off-site classes in Goshen, and increased enrollment by 73 percent in less than 2 years.
Prior to the campus leadership position in Elkhart, Charlotte Hatfield served as Executive Director for Public Relations and Marketing at Ivy State College, where she implemented the first-ever strategy to brand the college’s 23 campuses as a single identity. Charlotte Hatfield also collaborated with an advertising agency to create two marketing campaigns, one based on student experiences, and another created with CG animation. In addition, she was the recipient of the Bronze Paragon Award for Ivy Tech’s Viewbook from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). Other experience Charlotte Hatfield leverages includes her experience as the Director of Communication at Best Access Systems in Indianapolis and managing Media and Public Relations at Methodist Hospital (Clarian Health Group) also in Indianapolis.
Charlotte Hatfield holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Journalism. Before studying in Texas, she earned an Associate of Arts in English from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
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From the Desk of Charlotte Hatfield: Easy Rose Propagation, Part 1 By Charlotte Hatfield
For gardeners who have never propagated roses
, starting a brand new plant from an existing plant may seem like an intimidating project. However, roses are hardy plants that root easily. For novice gardeners, propagating a rose in a glass jar is one of the easiest techniques and the success rate for this method is relatively high. In most climates, spring or early autumn is the best time to propagate a new rose.
To propagate a rose in a glass jar, gather a few simple supplies, including a one-quart glass jar, a 4-inch plastic pot, commercial potting soil, a small amount of perlite or clean sand to enhance soil drainage, pruning shears, and a pair of sturdy gloves to protect your hands. A powdered rooting hormone is not required, but it increases the chance of success.
An innovative manager and educator, Charlotte Hatfield is especially interested in entrepreneurial education and fostering beneficial partnerships. Under Dr. Hatfield’s leadership, schools have implemented programs in agribusiness, nursing, digital technology, and massage, among others. When Dr. Hatfield isn’t working, she enjoys spending time in her rose garden. She learned to propagate roses using the glass jar method from her grandmother.
From the Desk of Charlotte Hatfield: Easy Rose Propagation, Part 2 By Charlotte Hatfield
Begin your rose propagation
project by filling a plastic pot with a mixture of half commercial potting soil and half perlite or sand. Set the container aside while you take the cuttings.
Taking a rose cutting is a simple process that involves cutting a healthy rose stem measuring about 6 inches in length. Use sharp pruners, as dull pruners often damage the stem. Snip the bottom of the stem at a 45-degree angle. Remove any existing blooms and pull the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting. For best results, take cuttings on a cool morning when the plant is well-hydrated.
Dip the bottom inch of the stem in the hormone powder, and then plant the stem in the pot. Bury the pot to the rim under a deciduous tree or in another semi-shady area, and then cover the stem with the jar. Avoid sunny spots, as the sun magnified through the glass may bake the plant. Water often enough to keep the soil around the pot moist, but never muddy. The rose will root in a couple of months, and will develop new leaves soon after. Move the rose to its sunny, permanent location in a few more months, or after the plant develops a health root system.
As president of Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio, Charlotte Hatfield is credited for her role in the development of a number of programs and activities, due primarily to partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses, agencies, and grantors. Ms. Hatfield is an avid gardener, who also enjoys reading and remodeling historic houses.
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