EHOVE Board President Wins Award

Article Published: 07/27/2016

Dr. Paul R. Lockwood II, Board President of EHOVE Career Center and a board member of North Point Educational Service Center, was presented with the Outstanding Board Member Award on July 25 from the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).  The awards ceremony took place in Columbus during the association’s annual Connections to Education conference.  The purpose of the Outstanding Board Member Award is to recognize a duly elected or appointed board member who has made the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development and governance of career technical and adult education in Ohio.

Dr. Lockwood’s career as a board member began at the Ottawa County Board of Education, where he later became the county’s representative to EHOVE Career Center.  He has served at EHOVE for over 30 years, with 20 of those years as President. He was named to the All-Ohio School Board, recognized as an OSBA Northwest Region Outstanding Board Member, received the Ohio Education Service Center’s Distinguished Service Award, and has been given the OSBA Award of Achievement every year since 1993.

When asked why he chose to advocate for career technical education, he said, "Having the opportunity to talk to our career tech students has made me a lifelong career tech advocate. When you see the enthusiasm in their eyes, the confidence in their voice, and listen to their dreams for the future, you know that something very special is happening. That something special is the career tech experience."

Ohio ACTE is a statewide organization whose mission is to advocate for career technical and adult education, and offer educators the information, representation and resources they need to provide outstanding educational opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.  The Ohio branch is part of the national ACTE organization’s effort to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce.  For more information, go to