The Daily Express

Term Ends for Owens Chairman of the Board


Patricia A. Wise

Patricia A. Wise's six-year term on the Owens Community College Board of Trustees will be fulfilled as of September 22, 2002. Wise, a resident of Perrysburg, has served as Chairman of the Board since June 2001. During her tenure, she also served as Vice Chairman of the Board from February 2000 through May 2001. Wise has elected not to be re-appointed due to the demands of her business. An attorney with Wise & Dorner, Ltd., she will continue to serve on the Board for an additional 60 days or until the Governor appoints a new trustee.

Trustee Wise stated that she had a very rewarding experience serving on the Board. "It really helped open my eyes as to how much Owens Community College does for the community. I will be leaving the College with a very competent, strong administrative team - it's no wonder the College is in such great shape."

Under the leadership of Trustee Wise, the College has begun construction of a 75,000 square-foot Center for Fine and Performing Arts, seen record enrollment growth and begun the process to relocate its Findlay-area Campus. However, according to Wise, the highlight of her tenure "was the hiring of President Christa Adams, Ph.D. She has proven to be a tremendous asset to the College." Trustee John Moore and Wise served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Selection Committee that identified Dr. Adams as a candidate for the President's position.


Jack Sculfort Jack Sculfort, Vice Chairman, will assume the Chairmanship upon Trustee Wise's departure. A Nominating Committee will be appointed in November to elect new officers at the final meeting of the calendar year. The new officer terms will run for a time period of one year.

"Patricia has done a wonderful job as Chairman, continuing a great tradition of leadership, both of the Board and College, and should be commended for her efforts and invaluable contribution," Trustee Sculfort said. "The Board will miss her and wishes her well in the future."

Sculfort added, "I hope to continue that tradition and, working with the Board, will look to lead the College into the future as the Findlay-area and Toledo-area Campus enrollment continues to grow, and as the College's mission widens throughout the community."

Trustee Sculfort is the chief operating officer of the Dillin Corp., a real estate development and consulting corporation and resides in Perrysburg.

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 37,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new 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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