(Posted Sept. 26, 2023)
Marvin Homan, a former London City Schools board member, will be inducted into London High School’s Academic Hall of Fame.
Homan will be recognized in a ceremony preceding the Red Raiders’ home football game against Jonathan Alder on Sept. 29. The induction ceremony will take place at the school’s first annual Hall of Fame dinner on Sept. 30. Both ceremonies also will include recognition of this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Homan dedicated 11 years of his life to serving the school district as a school board member. His tenure on the board, during which he served as president for three years and vice president for three years, began during a challenging period in the district’s financial history. Homan’s background as a certified public accountant immediately emerged as a valuable asset. Throughout his decade-long tenure, Marvin put his financial expertise to use in steering London City Schools towards financial stability and sustainability.
In addition to his financial acumen, Homan actively championed several key initiatives that have left an enduring impact on the district. He played a crucial role in advocating for the expansion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs, helped establish the Raider Rack (a free source of clothing for students), and advocated for the creation of the position of student support specialist.
Homan’s dedication extended to the realm of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, including successfully raising $500,000 for the district’s turf project at Bowlus Field and securing donations for the replacement of band uniforms.
In making decisions as a board member, Homan believed students should have access to a variety of activities. He sought to provide equitable funding for all activities, not just athletics.
Homan and his wife, Jodi, are the parents of two graduates of London High School and one son who is a senior at the high school. His educational journey began at Anna High School and culminated in a degree from Ohio Northern University.