December 9, 2009

Owens Community College Board of Trustees Announce National Search for New President

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College Board of Trustees announced at its regular meeting that a national search for the new President of Owens Community College will occur in 2010. In conjunction with the announcement, the Board of Trustees has enlisted the services of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist in conducting the presidential search.

A national search is being conducted to replace Dr. Christa Adams, who has announced she will retire Jan. 1, after having served as President of Owens Community College since July 2001. The presidential search process is being led by Owens Board of Trustees Chair John C. Moore, who will serve as Chair of the yet-to-be-named Presidential Search Ad Hoc Committee. 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.

“The selection of a President is one of the most important roles of a Board of Trustees and I look forward to beginning the process of assembling a team of individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences from both the campus community and the surrounding communities to provide their diverse views and perspectives in selecting the next leader of Owens Community College,” said Board of Trustees Chair Moore.

Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a nonprofit educational organization of Board of Trustees of community, technical and junior colleges. ACCT’s purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical and junior colleges to realize their missions through effective Board of Trustee leadership, education and advocacy at local, state and national levels.

ACCT has a long and distinguished history of working with governing boards and providing executive search assistance to more than 300 community colleges. Based in Washington, D.C., ACCT is recognized nationally for its unique ability to provide comprehensive search assistance, recruitment on a diverse and quality pool of candidates, suggestions on process, and preparation of search materials and guidance to the Board of Trustees.

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. 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