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Ohio Governor Appoints New Owens Community College Board of Trustee Member
Ohio Governor Bob Taft has appointed H. Richard Rowe, an Edward Jones Investments Representative and a Findlay community leader, to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees. Rowe fills a vacancy on the College's Board of Trustees left by James S. Kovac of Findlay, who served for two years.
"Richard Rowe is an outstanding leader who shares Owens Community College's commitment to excellence in higher education," said Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College. "He brings a dedication to the academic setting, which is reflected in his extraordinary service to the community. Owens Community College welcomes his appointment."
Since 1990, Rowe has served as an Investment Representative with Edward Jones Investments in Findlay. While at Edward Jones Investments, Rowe has been instrumental in the organization providing service to more than 1,000 households throughout the Findlay region. His primary responsibilities entail helping individual investors set specific goals and objectives, as well as implementing and monitoring investment plans.
"It is a tremendous honor to serve as one of Owens Community College's Board of Trustees," Rowe said. "I am deeply committed to promoting the importance of education and look forward to assisting this great institution reach new heights in its academic endeavors."
His educational involvement is highlighted by leadership positions on the advisory boards for Stautzenberger College and The University of Findlay's Charitable Giving Council.
In addition, Rowe has exhibited a long-standing commitment to the Findlay/Hancock County area, serving on numerous community organizations. He previously was president of the local Kiwanis Club, chair of the United Way's Allocation and Accountability Committee and finance chairman for St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Findlay. He also was state chairman for Edward Jones' Grass Roots Task Force.
Rowe is currently a member of the Findlay City Council and the Hancock County Area Transportation organization, and volunteers his time as an assistant coach for youth soccer, basketball and hockey.
He attended Bowling Green State University and holds a Series 7 Securities License, as well as a Life and Health Insurance License. Rowe resides in Findlay.
"We are delighted that such a hard-working and well-credentialed community leader as Richard Rowe is joining the Board of Trustees and making a positive contribution to Owens Community College's educational future," said Jack Sculfort, Owens Board of Trustees Chair.
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.