Individuals already appointed by Board of Trustees Chair Moore to the committee are Board of Trustees Vice Chair Diana H. Talmage and Board of Trustees Immediate Past Chair Dr. Ronald A. McMaster.
“I am honored to accept this position as Interim President of Owens Community College and look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students as well as the community partners and helping our students
reach their highest educational goals and career ambitions,” said Dr. Larry McDougle.
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. Dr. McDougle 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, Dr. McDougle 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 the University of Toledo.
He is the author of more than 60 articles, which have been published in a variety of professional journals, and has been invited to make presentations at more than 150 conferences.
Dr. McDougle earned a doctorate in higher education from the University of Toledo. 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.