Owens Community College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Larry G. McDougle
Dr. Larry G. McDougle
to serve as interim president.
He will formally assume the new responsibilities Jan. 1.
A national search is under way to find a new president to succeed Dr. Christa Adams, who will retire Jan. 1 after serving as Owens’ president since July 2001.
Dr. McDougle brings to Owens more than 40 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and South Carolina. He was named the fourth president of Northwest State Community College in 1991 and retired as president emeritus in 2003. During his tenure, Northwest State doubled in size, both in terms of enrollment and physical plant. Additionally, he served as academic dean of instruction in the Community and Technical College of the University of Toledo from 1984-91.
Since his retirement, Dr. McDougle has been a part-time faculty member in The University of Toledo higher education program, which is designed to prepare students for positions as college administrators.
His professional background also includes serving as a tenured professor at Indiana University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and UT.
The Napoleon resident holds a master’s degree in physics from Kent State University and a bachelor’s degree in math-physics from the University of Findlay.
Owens provost retiring
In further personnel changes, Owens Executive Vice President/Provost Dr. Paul Unger will retire effective Jan. 1.
Dr. Unger has been serving as acting president of the college since President Dr. Christa Adams announced her plans to retire earlier this month.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure at Owens Community College over the last 18 years and am proud of all the accomplishments that I have been able to be a part of in serving our community,” Dr. Unger said. “I want to thank the board of trustees for their leadership and support of the College and I wish everyone at Owens all the best in the years to come.”
Dr. Unger joined the college as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer in July 1992. He was named executive vice president/provost in addition to continuing as chief academic officer in May 2006.
In his current position, Dr. Unger oversees the areas of Student Services, Academic Services and Workforce and Community Services.
Owens’ Vice Provost Dr. Renay Scott will be named to the position of interim provost effective Jan. 1.