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About GreyPrint Consulting

Rooted in theory and best practices for higher education and human resources, the GreyPrint concept was initiated in 2019.  Formerly established as GreyPrint Consulting, LLC, services have been provided for clients in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. GreyPrint can provide solutions to meet your needs for strategic partnership development, talent acquisition and management, organizational and operational effectiveness, and program implementation and evaluation. 

Founder of GreyPrint Consulting

Sharmaine Pechac, PhD, SHRM - SCP

Principal Consultant

Dr. Sharmaine ‘Sharr’ Pechac is dedicated to improving lives through educational and employment opportunities.  Sharr founded GreyPrint Consulting because she understands—from personal experience—the journey to and through higher education can be complicated and navigating career opportunities can be challenging.

Sharr’s background includes project management, partnership development, higher education administration, human resources management, and training development.

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Her teaching portfolio includes coursework in organizational communication, student affairs, human resources in higher education, and public administration.  Sharr’s key competencies have been demonstrated in the following roles:

  • Scaled, secured funding, and gained national recognition as state-wide director of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges - AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches.

  • Improved student and staff experiences through strategic recommendations as a special assistant to the vice provost of student affairs and dean of students, Indiana University.

  • Steered development and implementation of a cross-institutional initiative to enrich transfer pathways as the coordinator of the Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University – Preferred Pathway Program.

Sharr earned her PhD in higher education from the University of Toledo. She holds an MA in public administration and a BA in business and organizational communication, both from the University of Akron. In addition, Sharr is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM - SCP).  


GreyPrint Consulting Testimonial

Jared Nofziger

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Northwest State Community College

"Sharr is one of the best leaders I know. I had the privilege of serving with her for three years as she led the AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches program. She came into the Coaches program not knowing much about it, but she learned very quickly what it would take to make this program successful. With her superlative leadership skills and her willingness to listen and learn she grew the Coaches program and made it a successful program state wide. The Coaches program would not be where it is today without Sharr's leadership."

GreyPrint Consulting Testimonial

Martin Maliwesky, Ph.D.,

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Columbus State Community College

"As a former colleague at Columbus State Community College I consistently observed Sharmaine's professionalism and dedication to students. Sharmaine combines a strong theoretical background in higher education with a proven ability to translate her vision into an understandable and actionable plan. Sharmaine is a charismatic and caring leader, and was a true asset to the campus community. Based on her personal integrity, commitment to students, and unique professional qualifications, I offer my unqualified endorsement of Sharmaine Pechac."

GreyPrint Consulting Testimonial

Jeff Ortega

Public Affairs Advisor

 City of Columbus 

"Sharmaine is one of a kind: extremely knowledgeable about higher education issues, a very hard worker and a real leader. We worked together at the Ohio Association of Community Colleges for several years. And in that time Sharmaine expertly ran the College Completion Coach program and really made a difference in helping first generation students attain a higher education. I highly recommend Sharmaine and am proud to call her my friend."

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