June 12, 2012

Owens Names New School of Health Sciences Dean

Dr. Douglas MeadPERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College has named Dr. Douglas Mead as the new Dean of the School of Health Sciences. His responsibilities will include overseeing all academic programs, as well as various activities and instructional initiatives within the School.

In addition, his new position will entail supervising the development and implementation of new academic curricula, directing the on-going evaluation of the School’s courses and overseeing the assessment of student learning, articulation and transfer agreements, and the development of community partnerships to enhance educational opportunities and resources for current and future students.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected for this position,” said Mead. “The exceptional faculty, staff and administration that make up the School of Health Sciences have truly established elite programs of study and services for the Northwest Ohio community. I look forward to continuing the tradition of academic excellence.”

Mead added, “Serving as Fine and Performing Arts Chair has been a significant highlight for me both personally and professionally. I have no doubt that the department will continue to perform at a superior level.”

Since August 2008, Mead has served as the College’s Chair of Fine and Performing Arts where he has been responsible for the overall leadership of the department and its academic programs, including the establishment of Interior Design, Music Business Technology and Commercial Photography degree programs in the last two years. Additionally, he provided oversight and guidance in the development, revision and enhancement of academic curricula, oversaw departmental advisory committees and is continuously furthering collaborative efforts with area businesses and industry for the betterment of advancing higher education opportunities for students in Department of Fine and Performing Arts. His campus involvement includes serving on the College’s AQIP Planning Council, Student Activities Quality Team, Faculty Development Committee and Student Learning Assessment Committee.

Mead also has provided leadership in coordinating the integration of Taskstream for all academic programs at the College and assisted in the planning and implementation for the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant.

In addition to his current responsibilities as Fine and Performing Arts Chair, Mead has served as the Co-Interim Dean of the School of Health Sciences since July 2011 where he has provided administrative oversight for the School.

Prior to his positions at Owens, he was Chair of Humanities and Fine Arts at Lincoln Memorial University from 2006-08. His responsibilities included providing leadership, assessment and guidance of academic programs within the department. He also served as Assistant Professor of Music and Program Director at Lincoln Memorial from 2005-08.

He currently serves as the Northwest Region Chair for the Ohio Music Educators Association and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Toledo Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corp. His professional and community involvement includes membership with the International Double Reed Society and the College Music Society.

The Perrysburg resident earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Miami, a master’s degree in music from Yale University and a doctorate in music from the University of Miami.

Owens Community College is an 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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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.