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Published 11/14/2003
Owens Community College Names New Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Bruce Way Owens Community College has named Dr. Bruce Way as the new Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division. His responsibilities will include overseeing all instructional programs and activities within the Division.

In addition, his new position will entail supervising the development and implementation of new academic curricula, directing the on-going evaluation of Arts and Sciences Division courses and collaborating with the College's other academic deans to enhance educational opportunities and resources for current and future students.

"We are very honored to have Dr. Way serving as the new Dean for Owens' Arts and Sciences Division," said Dr. Paul Unger, Provost of Owens Community College. "His extensive knowledge and experience will strengthen this College's overall leadership and take our Arts and Sciences Division to a new level of excellence."

Dr. Way joined the College's administrative ranks in 2002 as Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. While serving as Chair, Dr. Way was responsible for providing leadership within the educational areas of economics, government, psychology, sociology and social work, Canadian studies and gender studies. Prior to joining Owens, he held faculty positions at several academic institutions, including the University of Toledo, Tiffin University and Bowling Green State University.

Active in the community, Dr. Way currently serves on the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce Standing Committee for International Policy and Free Trade and is a Center of Science and Mathematics Education Opportunities for Success board member. His professional involvement includes membership with the Association of Canadian Studies in the United States, the Ohio Historical Society and the Midwest Association for Canadian Studies.

In addition, he serves on Owens' General Education Outcomes Assessment, Intellectual Property Rights and Classification and Compensation Study Steering committees.

Among his accomplishments include regularly speaking at local, regional and national conferences on topics ranging from American history to Canadian studies. Organizations who recently have selected Dr. Way to speak are the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and the Midwest Association for Canadian Studies. In addition, he is the author of a book entitled "The Life and Careers of William Henry Gorrill, 1841-1874". The book chronicles the life of William Henry Gorrill, a young Toledo lawyer, who after moving out West, established the Pacific Bridge Co.

Dr. Way holds a doctoral degree and a master's degree in American history from the University of Toledo. A resident of Toledo, he received his bachelor's degree in French from Kent State University.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, 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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