Jim Lawrence has served on the Business Advisory Council since 2012. He and his wife, Beth, have been residents of Wadsworth for 20 years. Beth has been an 8th grade algebra teacher at Wadsworth Middle School for 14 years. They have one child, Jack, who is a 5th grader at Central Intermediate School.
Jim has a bachelor's degree from the University of Akron in Finance as well as a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Akron. Jim has spent his entire career as an Academic Advisor, first at The Ohio State University and since 2008 at the University of Akron Wayne College. He advises approximately 800 College Credit Plus students each year, including over 200 from Wadsworth High School.
Jim has been, and continues to be, involved in the Wadsworth community through his involvement on the Wadsworth Library Foundation Board (past President), as a committee chair on past library and school levies, and as a Grizzly Gridiron Club member.