Owens Community College names Renay Scott executive vice president and provost

Owens Community College November 15, 2010
Owens Community College has named Dr. Renay Scott as the academic institution’s new Executive Vice President and Provost. Scott has been serving as the College’s Interim Executive Vice President and Provost since January of this year.

Her responsibilities include overseeing the areas of Student Services, Academic Services and Workforce and Community Services. Additionally, Scott provides leadership for all aspects related to the coordination and development of initiatives related to enhancing educational opportunities and resources for current and future students as the College’s Chief Academic Officer.

“Owens Community College is honored to have Dr. Renay Scott serving as the academic institution’s new Executive Vice President and Provost,” said Dr. Larry McDougle, President of Owens Community College. “Dr. Scott is passionate about advancing Owens Community College’s higher educational mission and vision through excellence, innovation and collaboration. Her unwavering commitment and desire to impacting the lives of others has been instrumental in opening new doors to many innovative academic learning opportunities for our students. I look forward to her continued leadership as Owens Community College strengthens and advances higher education to meet the ever-changing needs of this region.”

“I am excited and honored to represent the faculty, staff and administration as their academic leader,” said Dr. Renay Scott, Executive Vice President and Provost of Owens Community College.

Scott joined the College in June 2006 as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. In that position, her responsibilities included overseeing all instructional programs and activities within the School. Scott also supervised the development and implementation of new academic curricula, directed the on-going evaluation of the School’s courses and collaborated with the fellow academic deans to enhance opportunities and resources for current and future students. She currently serves as Owens’ Chairperson of the Student Learning Assessment Committee and is a member of the College’s Board of Trustees Community Partnership Standing Committee and the Foundations of Excellence Steering Committee.

In September 2009, Scott was named the College’s Vice Provost and responsible for assisting with all aspects related to the supervision and administrative leadership of the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Health Sciences and the Library on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Additionally, Scott administered the College’s program review and assessment system and oversaw Owens’ faculty professional development plan, the Honors Program and service learning.

Since her arrival at Owens, Scott has been instrumental in leading the expansion of many technological advances and academic curriculum opportunities within the School of Arts and Sciences as well as assisting in the acquisition of millions of dollars in both private and public grants for educational programs and resources. In addition, she helped lead efforts in expanding higher education to the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and unveiling newly renovated Founders Hall and Heritage Hall buildings at the former Penta Career Center as part of the College’s ongoing campus expansion initiative. Also under Scott’s leadership, Owens is in the midst of refurbishing a new Welding Center, which will feature the latest in technological and academic resources specific to welding for several degree and certificate programs.
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