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Published 3/18/2004
Owens Community College Names New Associate Dean of Academic Services

Dawn Wetmore Owens Community College has chosen Dawn Wetmore as the new Associate Dean of Academic Services. Her responsibilities will include assisting with curriculum development and planning new programs for the College.

In addition, her new position will entail reviewing course offerings of each Division and supervising Weekend College, e-Learning offerings and alternative learning courses related to scheduling. Wetmore also will work with four-year institutions in establishing articulation agreements and assist the Provost in overseeing the College's Outcome Assessment and Retention programs, and Program Review and Evaluation Process.

"Dawn Wetmore brings to the College's Associate Dean of Academic Services position an extensive background of knowledge and experience in higher education," said Dr. Paul Unger, Provost of Owens Community College. "Her hiring strengthens this College's overall academic leadership and will take our educational opportunities for students to a new level of excellence."

Wetmore joined the College's administrative ranks in 1996 as Assistant Chair of the Nursing Department. Since 1999 she has held the position of Chair for Nursing and Surgical Technologies. During her tenure as Chair, Wetmore was instrumental in the College purchasing Human Patient Simulator technology for the Health Technologies Division. Owens holds the distinction of being one of only seven educational institutions in Ohio to incorporate the innovative technology within its academic curriculum. In addition, she was responsible for increasing the NCLEX-RN student-passing rate to a 95 percentile and introducing the Practical Nursing Certificate Program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Prior to joining Owens, Wetmore served as the Director of Instructional Services at the Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing.

"I am extremely pleased with the opportunity to serve as Associate Dean of Academic Services for the College," Wetmore said. "Owens is a leader in higher education. I look forward to working with our distinguished faculty, staff and students, and furthering the rich academic tradition for current and future students."

In addition, Wetmore currently serves as a member of the Ohio Board of Nursing Education / Practice Advisory Group. She previously served as President of the Medical College of Ohio Nursing Alumni Association, the Northwest Ohio Nurses Association and the Toledo Area Oncology Nurses Society.

Her accomplishments include receiving the Leadership Award from the Zeta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society and serving a five-year gubernatorial appointment to the Ohio Board of Nursing.

A resident of Perrysburg, Wetmore earned her master's degree in nursing from the Medical College of Ohio and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Mary Manse College. Her educational background also includes receiving a diploma in nursing from the Providence School of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama.

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.


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