• Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

In 2021, the Board of Trustees authorized a full and thorough analysis to review the strategic value of Sinclair’s intercollegiate athletics to the community, as well as the resources needed to continue Sinclair’s athletic programs in the future. 

Sinclair is a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). The conference is composed of 12 community colleges, 11 in Ohio and one in Pennsylvania.

The Sinclair sports program has been in a state of suspension since the 2020-2021 school year. The school’s focus has been on getting students back into the classrooms. 

There are many factors to consider when reintroducing sports, one being the implementation of COVID protocols, which will take time and resources. 

While the suspension is in place, Sinclair has been conducting a detailed analysis of the viability of the long-term future of intercollegiate athletics at the college, with a report due in February 2022. 

“Under the direction of the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees, a thorough analysis is currently underway to review the strategic value to the community of Sinclair intercollegiate athletics, and the resources needed to continue Sinclair’s athletic programs in the future,” said Cathy Petersen, Chief of Public Information.

There’s a lot that needs to be considered during the analysis; evaluating the time and resources needed to strategically increase the scale of apprenticeships, health care certificate training, skilled trades training, advanced manufacturing education, and supporting increased minority student success.

“The analysis is still being conducted and as a result, no decision has been made concerning Sinclair’s athletics programs,” said Peterson

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Diane Sikora

Social Media Coordinator and Reporter