November 28, 2012

Owens Community College Foundation Appoints Board of Directors to Leadership Positions

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College Foundation has named Daniel E. Kimmet of Toledo, retired Chief Operating Officer for Dillin Corp., to serve as the new Chairman for the Owens Foundation. Kimmet replaces Thomas F. Pounds of Toledo, President and Publisher of the “Toledo Free Press”, who served as Foundation Chairman for the previous two years.

In addition, the College’s Foundation Board of Directors elected James H. Geers of Findlay, retired Vice President of Global Human Resources at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, as Vice Chairman and Alan M. Sattler of Rossford, President of the Acute Care Division of ProMedica Flower Hospital, as Treasurer. Each officer will serve a one-year term.

Five Directors were re-elected to their positions and will serve three-year terms. Re-elected Directors include James F. Carter of Grand Rapids, Wood County Commissioner; James H. Geers of Findlay; Jeannie Hylant of Sylvania, Executive Vice President of The Hylant Group, and Matthew J. Mishler of Lambertville, Mich., National Account Manager of Buckeye TeleSystem. In addition, Andrea M. Gurcsik of Maumee, Manager of Human Resources for First Solar Inc., and Allan J. Libbe of Perrysburg, Co-Founder (retired) of Rudolph/Libbe Companies Inc., were elected for three-year terms.

“The Owens Community College Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of talented and dedicated community leaders who understand the importance of a quality college education and value the many benefits of lifelong learning,” said Ann Savage, Owens Executive Director of College Development and the Foundation. “Moreover, thanks to their professional and life experiences, each officer brings a wealth of knowledge to their position and each will play a significant role in assisting the Foundation to enhance programs and services for current and future students.”

The Owens Foundation was incorporated in April 2002 and has over $2.6 million in assets. The Foundation Board of Directors currently is comprised of 29 community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties. The mission of the Owens Foundation and its Board of Directors is developing and providing resources to advance the College’s overall mission of serving students and the surrounding communities. The Foundation is also dedicated to removing barriers to education by providing student scholarships and supporting growth and innovation at Owens.

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.