Norris said she plans to remain in the Dayton region and will continue to be an active member of the community.
Sinclair started offering a certificate program in UAS training in 2011 and soon hopes to offer a bachelor’s degree.
In an email to the college on Friday, Sinclair president Steve Johnson praised Norris for her work, calling her a “visionary leader.”
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Norris helped found Sinclair’s UAS program and make possible the world’s first indoor drone flying pavilion, which the college opened in 2015, Johnson said. Johnson also said Norris increased Sinclair’s partnerships with area businesses, schools and other organizations and also helped boost attendance at events at the college’s conference center.
“On behalf of the entire college, thank you to Deb for her daily commitment to living the message of our founder, David Sinclair,” Johnson said. “Please join me in honoring Deb for her passion for Sinclair, thanking her for her extraordinary service to our community, and wishing her well in her future endeavors.”