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The early years
Nine School Corporations join forces to establish the first area vocational center for Johnson and Marion County.
April 28th, 1970
A temporary Governing Board is established and Richard Thomas is elected as the first (temporary) president.
The board makes a proposal for a Continuous Feasibility Study for an area vocational school.
September 21, 1970
Board members review (and choose a site for campus).
October 8th, 1970
Board members vote to name the center; Central Nine Vocational Technical School.
Other names that were up for consideration: “John-Mar” (or “Johnson-Marion”), “Central Nine”, “Leatherwood”, and “whetzel Trace”.
April 15th, 1971
Architect, Ray Thompson, from James Associates presents the final site and building plans for Central Nine.
May 13th, 1971
James E. Hixson is made the first director of Central Nine.