Office of the President


Denise Smith

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Denise Smith, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Denise Smith is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Ms. Smith provides senior leadership for all academic programs including the Schools of Business Information and Public Services, Nursing and Health Professions, Liberal Arts, STEM, as well as Library services, Institutional Research College's Honor's Program, Experiential and Community Engaged Learning, Student Success Initiatives, Student Learning Assessment, University Partnerships, TRIO Programs, and academic grants.

Ms. Smith came to Owens Community College as a faculty member in Sociology in 2003. Ms. Smith became Chair for Arts and Sciences on the Findlay-area campus in 2007 and the chair of the Social and Behavioral Science department in 2008. She joined the Office of Academic Affairs in 2012.

Ms. Smith hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Tiffin University. She obtained her Master's Degree in Sociology from the University Toledo. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.