Owens Community College in Ohio hosts three presidential finalists, could name new president by Friday

The Toledo Blade March 13, 2012
Owens Community College could have its sixth president by the end of the week.

Three finalists conducted community forums Monday and Tuesday, presenting their respective cases for the job and answering questions. And Owens' board of trustees met Tuesday night with a presidential search committee to discuss the candidates. A selection should be made within days, probably by the end of the week, trustees Chairman Dee Talmage said.

Ms. Talmage said Tuesday she had not yet decided on her choice for president.

"They all are so different," she said, "that it will be a difficult decision."

The finalists are Mike Bower, president of Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D., Dorey Diab, provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College in Canton, and Randall R. Miller, a senior consultant to the chancellor of Wayne County Community College District in Detroit.

Whoever is selected will replace former president Larry McDougle, who planned to retire from Owens in June but moved his retirement date up to Sept. 30 after suffering a heart attack. John Satkowski, Owens' chief financial officer, has been interim president.
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