February 25, 2011 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission has approved the appointment of Richard Hickman as the Commission’s Executive Director. The panel’s approval came at their February 24, 2011 regular meeting.
Hickman is returning to the position he previously held from June 2005 through January 2007. He served from February 2007 until earlier this year as Assistant Director for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. His prior experience also includes service as Director of the Public Services department for the City of Columbus and as General Manager of the TWA Airlines station in Columbus.
Hickman is a graduate of Franklin University. He is a resident of Westerville. He will start in the position on March 1st.
Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.
On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.