“To assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.”


The Governing Board of Directors

The Governing Board of A Call to College consists of passionate community leaders dedicated to helping assure all Newark City School students the opportunity to pursue higher education:

Diane S. DeLawder (President), A Call to College, retired 

Sarah Reese Wallace (Past President), First Federal Savings 

Douglas C. Ute (First Vice President), Newark City Schools  

Thomas M. Cummiskey (Second Vice President), Park National Bank 

William W. Weidaw (Treasurer), Wilson, Shannon & Snow 

Judith A. Franklin (Assistant Treasurer), Park National Bank, retired 

Paul M. Thompson (Secretary), First Federal Savings 

Randall C. Anstine,  Ernst & Young, LLC retired

Tom Ash, State Farm Insurance 

Prescott J. Koebel, Newark High School 

Mary Jane McDonald, Denison University, retired 

Granger McKinney, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 

Cynthia M. Menzer, A Call to College

Faith M. Phillips, The Newark Campus 

Robin E. Somers, Ohio State Newark, retired

Lynn O. Straker, A Call to College, retired 

Gary R. Walters, Clerk of Courts, Licking County

William T. McConnell, Park National Corporation, emeritus

Honor Roll

Since the organization's founding in 1991, William Weidaw, CPA, has donated over 4000 hours of in-kind accounting services 

Board member Robin Somers was on the committee that drafted the original bylaws. At that time she was the Chair of the Newark High School Guidance Department

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