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Published 2/8/2005

Owens Strengthens Community Relations With New Position

Linda Stacy Owens Community College is investing in the future of higher education by creating a new Community Relations position. The primary responsibility of the new position will be to strengthen relationships and collaborative efforts between Owens and various community organizations.

Linda Stacy has been selected to lead Owens' community relations efforts, serving as the new Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations. In her new position, Stacy will work closely with the Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations to maximize partnerships with government and community entities.

Additional responsibilities will include overseeing grant writing initiatives, developing community-related programs and fostering continued collaboration with business and corporate leaders throughout the surrounding region.

"Linda Stacy is an outstanding leader and visionary who shares Owens Community College's commitment to providing excellence in higher education," said Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College. "Owens Community College is excited to maximize her skills as the new Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations in developing innovative programs that are responsive to needs of our students and the surrounding communities."

Stacy joined the College in 1986 and has served as Vice President of Workforce and Community Services for the past three years. Her responsibilities included overseeing grant writing, identifying and developing academic course offerings, recruiting, and promoting and marketing courses to meet the demands and needs of business and industry.

Under her direction, Owens has continued to strengthen its position as a leader in providing customized training to Northwest Ohio residents and regional industries. The College's Workforce and Community Services currently trains more than 18,000 credit and non-credit students annually pursuing careers in the areas of computer applications, allied health education, apprenticeship-related training and skilled trades.

"I am extremely honored to serve as the College's new Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations," Stacy said. "Owens Community College is a leader in higher education. I look forward to promoting the importance of education and building and strengthening opportunities for external partnerships."

Her professional and community involvement includes membership with the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Wood County Workforce Policy Board, United Way, Salvation Army Board, Toledo Correctional Institution Citizens' Advisory and the Ohio Youth Council.

She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in elementary education/remedial reading and an educational specialist degree in curriculum development instruction from the University of Toledo. Stacy resides in Sylvania.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Northwest Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and 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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