The Daily Express

Owens Trustees Approve New Administrators

  The Owens Community College Board of Trustees approved a number of organizational and personnel changes for the College at their meeting Tuesday.

  As part of the plans to establish the Owens Community College Foundation, President Daniel H. Brown said that Paul "Rusty" Smith is the new Executive Director for Institutional Advancement. He will be responsible for the Foundation, as well as development, fundraising and alumni matters.

  Dr. Dotty Muir was approved as the new Vice President for Student Development. She will oversee the areas of Admissions, Advising, Counseling, Disability Resource Services and the HOPE/PIC program.

  The Trustees also approved these appointments:

  • Beth Church, Public Relations Specialist, will be the new Director of Public Relations and Marketing.
  • Michael Rickard, Coordinator of Athletics/Activities, is the new Athletic Director.
  • Mike Kolacz as the Chair of Marketing/Management Technologies.
  • Martha Crawmer has been promoted from Assistant Chair for Math/Science to Chair for Development Education.
  • Dermot Forde, Coordinator for Advising/Transfer, will be the new Assistant Director of the Advising Center.
  • Verne Walker, Advising Representative on the Findlay Campus, will be the new Coordinator for the Findlay Advising Center.
  • Barb Stewart, Assistant Manager of the Toledo-area Campus Child Care Center, is the new Educational Coordinator for the Child Care Centers.
  "We are proud of the hard work of so many of our employees and we look forward to welcoming a number of new professionals to the College," President Brown added.

  President Brown also told the Trustees that Ohio Gov. Bob Taft has signed the capital bill which allows Owens to begin planning for the new Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus. The Center for Fine and Performing Arts would be dedicated to liberal arts instruction, an area that has experienced tremendous growth at Owens since the College became a comprehensive community college in 1994.

  The proposed two-story, $10 million building would have an estimated 82,500 square feet and would enhance the College's ability to provide cultural events and instruction in drama, art, music, photography, dance and foreign language.

  In other action, the Trustees also approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2000-2001.

  The next meeting of the Owens Community College Board of Trustees will be at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 15.



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