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Owens Community College Dean Appointed to National Board
Owens Community College Health Technologies Dean, Janell Lang, has been chosen by her peers to serve on the National Network of Health Care Programs in Two-Year Colleges' Executive Board of Directors.
The National Network of Health Care Programs in Two-Year Colleges was created with an overall mission of promoting and encouraging innovation, collaboration and communication within two-year institutions sponsoring health career programs. The organization is comprised of 165 leaders within higher education who are dedicated to expressing and advocating the interests of health career programs at two-year colleges.
"Selection to the National Network of Health Care Program's executive board is a privilege and honor," Lang said. "I look forward to working with my fellow peers as we continue to raise the level of academic excellence within health care education."
Serving a two-year term, Lang is responsible for acting as a liaison between the membership organization and the executive board. In addition, she will assist in monitoring federal policy issues regarding higher education for licenses and certification, and attend regular Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) meetings.
Lang joined the College as a faculty member in 1971. Since 1985, she has served as Dean of the Health Technologies Division. During her tenure, Lang has been responsible for implementing many of the Division's highly successful academic programs, including the Dietetic Technician Program, Health Information Technology, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, among others.
Her professional involvement includes membership with the American Society for Allied Health Professions, the National Council of Instructional Administrators, the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Ohio Society for Education in the Health Professions.
Lang earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mundelein College. A resident of Toledo, she holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and an education specialist degree in educational administration from the University of Toledo.
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.