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Owens Community College Names New Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies
Owens Community College has chosen Mark Durivage as the new Dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division. His responsibilities will include overseeing all instructional programs and activities within the Division.
The recommendation for Durivage to serve as the College's new Dean will officially be approved during the Owens Community College Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 17.
In addition, his new position will entail supervising the development and implementation of new academic curricula, directing the on-going evaluation of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies 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 excited to have Mark serving as the new Dean for Owens' Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division," said Dr. Paul Unger, Provost of Owens Community College. "Mark is an outstanding leader. His extensive knowledge and experience will strengthen the College's ability to continue meeting the needs of Northwest Ohio's businesses and industries."
Durivage joined the College's administrative ranks in 1998 as Chair of Manufacturing and Industrial Operations Technology. Since 2003 he has held the position of Interim Dean for the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division. Within the past two years, Durivage has been instrumental in the College securing more than $636,000 in state-of-the-art equipment and contributions to support the enhancement of academic programs for Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Prior to joining Owens, he served as the National Center for Tooling and Precision Components CAD/CAM Manager at the University of Toledo.
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to serve as Dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division and look forward to building upon Owens' already rich academic tradition," Durivage said.
Durivage also is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and holds professional membership with the National Association of Industrial Technology, the National Council of Instructional Administrators and the American Society for Quality.
His accomplishments include recently receiving the College's Exemplary Administrator Award for outstanding dedication and service to higher education.
A resident of Oregon, he earned a master's degree in quality engineering from Eastern Michigan University. Durivage holds a bachelor's degree in computer aided machining from Siena Heights University and an associate's degree in computer aided machining from Owens Community College. His educational background also includes certification as a Quality Engineer, Industrial Technologist and a Journeyman Mold Maker.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay- area Campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio 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.