Larry McDougle, former president of Northwest State Community College and interim president at Owens Community College, PerrysburgTownship, will drop the “interim” from his title.
He was named fifth president of the 45-yearold college at the Tuesday, June 8 board meeting. He and the Owens Board agreed to a one-year contract.
McDougle became the interim president in January.
Dee Talmage, chairman of the board, said the presidential search committee had planned to reconvene in June to review additional applications.
But after McDougle received overwhelming support from the college campus community and the community at large, board members decided to end the search.
There have been several accomplishments during McDougle’s tenure, including a thorough review of the registered nursing program.
Owens’ registered nursing program lost its accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission in October 2009. Christa Adams, then Owens president, retired effective Jan. 1, 2010.
Owens said the school of nursing “is currently working diligently on regaining NLNAC registered nursing program accreditation with the overall goal of becoming an elite school for nursing in Ohio, and beyond.”
McDougle was named the fourth president of NSCC in 1991, retiring from the post in Sept. 2003. During his time at Northwest State, the college doubled its enrollment and physical plant size.
Talmage said, “McDougle is well-respected among educational and community leaders nationwide, and is committed to the mission of serving our students.
“He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, and is the right person to lead Owens Community College.”–David
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