Owens Community College President Daniel H. Brown announced the largest
graduating class in the College's history today during a meeting of the
College's Board of Trustees. The tentative Spring 1998 graduate list
includes more than 600 potential graduates with over 100 of those from the
Findlay Campus. Commencement will be Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m., in Alumni
Hall on the Toledo-area Campus.
At the meeting, Trustees approved rank changes for 43 faculty members which include 20 faculty to assistant professors, 18 to associate professors and five to professor.
Approved for professor were: Glen Abke, Thomas Mika and John Myers, Arts and Sciences; Tom Deckelman and Darla Johannsen, Business/Public Service Technologies.
Approved for associate professor were: Stan Adamski, Chris Foley, Patricia Hausmann, Richard Myers, Elsie Newman, Deborah Richey, Sue Sweney and Ruth Zasada, Arts and Sciences; Daniel Clark, Richard Sabo, Business/Public Service Technologies; John Cunningham, Frank Dzikowski, Daniel Hernandez, Donald Szymanski and Sally Welch, Engineering Technologies; Beverly Baney and Barbara Frommer, Health Technologies; and Richard Hausmann, Industrial Technologies.
Approved for assistant professor were: Paul Adams, Shelley Beard, Michael Bratton, Richard Byrnes, Dilmeet Kohli, Leonard Kress, Lori Owens, Ann-Marie Paulin, Debra Pinkston, Eric Reed and Shannon Smith, Arts and Sciences; Gretchen Carroll and Thomas Marshall, Business/Public Service Technologies; Wendy Bauer, Joan Berger, Laurie Erford, Martha Johnson, Elizabeth Rutter, Kathy Silvestri and Denise Spohler, Health Technologies.
The installation of a new traffic light at Oregon Road and First Street by the Wood County Engineer's Office this summer also was approved by Trustees. The new light will be followed by the widening of First Street to four lanes for 300 feet west of Oregon Road during the summer of 1999. The College, Wood County Commissioners and Perrysburg Township Trustees each will pay one-third of the estimated $280,450 cost.
"Our increased enrollment obviously has resulted in increased traffic, along with the continuing economic development in the area. This new signal should improve the safety of this intersection and allow for better traffic flow on both sides of campus," President Brown said.
Trustees also approved the retirement of David Hetrick who has served as a counselor at the College for 25 years.
The next meeting of the Owens Community College Board of Trustees will be held on June 16 at the College's Findlay Campus.