McDougle Announces Retirement from Owens Community CollegeWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Owens Community College Board of Trustees and Larry G. McDougle announced during the Owens Board of Trustees regular June meeting that McDougle plans to retire at the conclusion of his contract effective June 30, 2012.
“President Dr. Larry McDougle’s leadership has been invaluable in furthering Owens Community College’s mission and vision of providing a superior academic experience through excellence, innovation and collaboration,” said Dee Talmage, Chair of the Owens Community College Board of Trustees in a prepared statement. “The Board of Trustees looks forward to continuing to work with President McDougle to meet the educational needs of students throughout the Northwest Ohio region in the coming year and receiving his guidance during the search process for the next President of Owens Community College.”
According to Talmage, a national search will be conducted to replace McDougle as President of Owens Community College.
“Owens Community College Board of Trustees intends to enter into an agreement for professional services with the global firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist in conducting the presidential search,” said Talmage. “Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. has a long and storied history of conducting searches worldwide. The Board of Trustees ultimate goal is to have a new President in place prior to President McDougle’s retirement.”
“On any given day, Owens Community College impacts the lives of thousands by providing access to innovative academic resources and learning opportunities to prepare them for today’s ever-changing economy. It is truly an honor to serve as President of Owens Community College,” said McDougle, in a prepared statement. “The Board of Trustees and I decided that the time was right to announce my retirement plans, affording an entire year for the presidential search process.”
McDougle became the fifth President of Owens Community College in June 2010. He served as the College’s Interim President for six months prior to that appointment.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.