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Owens Administrator Appointed to State Office Dedicated to Promoting Student Access and Success
Owens Community College Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Technology Officer, Brian Paskvan, has been chosen among educational and community leaders statewide to serve on the Ohio Board of Regents' Student Access and Success Coordinating Council of Ohio.
In partnership with the Ohio College Access Network, the Ohio Board of Regents' new Student Access and Success Coordinating Council of Ohio will look to create and engage in initiatives, which will eliminate barriers that prevent students from preparing for education beyond high school.
Among the council's principal charges will be to facilitate greater communication between college access organizations and partners, and assist in the identification and development of assessment models for measuring the effectiveness of access strategies, products and practices. In addition, the organization will advise the Board of Regents on the development of a comprehensive statewide college access/student success strategy.
"Selection to the Board of Regents' Student Access and Success Coordinating Council of Ohio is a privilege," Paskvan said. "Education plays a critical role in Ohio's future. I see my appointment as a unique opportunity to work with fellow academic and community leaders, and strive to eliminate postsecondary education barriers for current and future students."
Paskvan joined the College's administration in 1997, serving as the Director of Financial Aid. For the past two years he has held the positions of Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Technology Officer. His current responsibilities entail serving as a liaison between the College and the community, as well as coordinating special events/projects for the President's Office. In addition, he directs all College-wide technology-based initiatives. Paskvan has over 15 years of experience in academia and previously worked for both Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo.
His community involvement includes membership on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, the Ohio Board of Regents Consultation on Financial Aid and College Costs, and the School Advisory Group for Education First.
He holds a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo. Paskvan resides in Bowling Green.
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.