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Owens Community College Trustees Approve New Administrators, Faculty and Staff

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

New employees approved by the Trustees includes Debra Rathke of Sylvania, Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants; Genesis Downey of Toledo, Instructor of English; Linda Markels of Columbus, Instructor of Developmental Writing; Jennifer Fehnrich of Bowling Green, Director of Public Relations and Marketing; Andrea Bell of Perrysburg, Graphic Artist; Dr. Mohammed Elnahal of Toledo, Instructor of English; Dr. Joy Parker of Toledo, Instructor of English; Paul Pertner of Rossford, Instructor of Developmental Math; Jennifer Mann of Wyandotte, Michigan, Advising/Athletics Representative, and Laura Bearden of Adrian, Michigan, Instructor of Accounting.

The Trustees also approved these appointments:

  • Charles Campbell of Whitehouse, Director of Counseling, is the new Director of Academic Enhancement and Counseling.

  • Amanda Dominique of Napoleon, Audiovisual Services Technician, is the new Instructional Designer.

  • Jennifer Irelan of Maumee, Assistant Director of Admissions, is the new Assistant Director of Enrollment Services.

  • D'Naie Jacobs of Perrysburg, Manager of Software Applications and Training, is the new Chair of Computer Information Systems/Office Administration.

  • Betsy Johnson of Bowling Green, Interim Director of Financial Aid, is the new Director of Financial Aid.

  • Robert Klein of Waterville, Lab Instructional Assistant of Life Sciences, is the new Coordinator of Science Labs.

  • Marjorie Landon of Northwood, Word Processing Specialist, is the new Secretary of Health Information Management Technology.

  • Shirley Moran of Toledo, Financial Analyst of Foundations and Operations, is the new Interim Controller.

  • Luis Munguia of Delta, has been promoted from Lead Security Officer (Third Shift) to Supervisor of Security (Third Shift).

  • Pamela Pullella of Toledo, Director of Student Life, is the new Director of Special Projects for the Workforce and Community Services Division.

  • Susanne Schwarck of Perrysburg, Financial Aid Representative has been promoted to Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

  • Andrea Thompson of Toledo, Coordinator of Brochure Classes, is the new Coordinator for the Workforce and Community Services Division.

  • Tammy Vandenbroek of Toledo, has been promoted from Collections Specialist to Coordinator of Collections.

  • Mark Wilkerson of Toledo, Computer Technician, is the new Lab Technician of Computer Applications for the Workforce and Community Services Division.

  • Andrew Woodard of Maumee, has been promoted from Marketing Specialist to Marketing Manager of Public Relations and Marketing.

The Trustees also approved temporary appointments of personnel for 67 positions.

"We are proud of the hard work and dedication of so many of our employees and look forward to welcoming a number of new professionals to the College," said Dan Hauenstein, Owens Vice President of Human Resources.

In other action, the Trustees also approved amendments to payroll policies, daily work schedule policy and health/life insurance policy.

"Owens Community College's Human Resources Office has taken a very proactive approach, in aligning its policies, with the changing College environment to meet the needs of the workforce," Hauenstein said. "The collaborative effort between Owens and its employees will ensure a continued positive working environment and enhance equity among the various employees."

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. on the Owens Toledo-area Campus.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for entry-level college students in Northwest Ohio. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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