Glen Oaks Community College

Leadership

Dr. David Devier

David Devier

College President

Office Location: Administrative, A30
Phone Number: (269) 294-4221
Email: ddevier@glenoaks.edu

David H. Devier is in his 46th year in education. Before coming to Glen Oaks Community College, he served as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH; for six years; as Dean/CEO of Clermont College, the University of Cincinnati for five years; as Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, Owens State Community College, Toledo, OH, for five years; and sixteen years as Chair and Professor of the Department of Technology, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. Among his many professional accomplishments, is his work with the Higher Learning Commission as a Consultant-Evaluator and serving numerous professional organizations in leadership positions. He has written extensively and presented at numerous state and national conferences. Recently, he was selected as CEO of the Year for the Central Region of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Dr. Devier holds a BA from Ohio Northern University, a MA from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He has been married to Patty for 42 years and they have one son, Britton, who is a technology education teacher and football coach.

His many hobbies include classic auto restoration, antique furniture restoration, home renovation, woodworking, photography, and collecting memorabilia related to Ada, Ohio and Ohio Northern University.

 

Bruce Zakrzewski

Bruce Zakrzewski

Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services

Office Location: Administrative, A35
Phone Number: (269) 294-4237
Email: bzakrzewski@glenoaks.edu

Bruce Zakrzewski, VP of finance and administration, joined Glen Oaks in 2012. He previously worked in finance and administration positions at Lake Michigan College and a pair of Indiana-based businesses in South Bend prior to that.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of  Notre Dame.

Zakrzewski has served on the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority Board for the past 10 years and is currently the board chairman.

Adamn Cloutier

Adam Cloutier

Vice President of Academics

Office Location: Administrative, A31
Phone Number: (269) 294-4250
Email: acloutier@glenoaks.edu

Dr. Adam L. Cloutier joined Glen Oaks as the vice-president of academics in July, 2022. He was previously the dean of arts and sciences at Lakeland Community College where he worked since 2018. Prior to his work at Lakeland, he held various academic related positions from 2006-2018 at Henry Ford College including director of academic affairs, and director of teaching and learning services. Prior to that he was a full-time math faculty member and taught a wide range of math courses.

Adam has a doctorate in community college leadership from Ferris State University, a master’s and bachelor’s in mathematics from Michigan State University and an associate of science from Delta College.

Adam has served as a volunteer with a number of different community organizations that more recently include the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the LCC Charitable Giving Committee. Under his leadership, he has started new programs, received the American Association of Geographers Award for Associate’s Program Excellence in 2020, and was awarded multiple grants including one from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Adam is married to his high school sweetheart, Erin, and has three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his kids and being in the great outdoors. His hobbies are fishing, camping, biking, and gardening. The Cloutier family also consists of several cats, dogs, chickens, and one rabbit.

Tonya Howden

Tonya Howden

Vice President of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator

Office Location: Student Services, A53
Phone Number: (269) 294-4230
Email: thowden@glenoaks.edu

Tonya Howden is the Vice President of Student Services at Glen Oaks Community College and has worked in education for over 25 years. Howden began her career at Glen Oaks Community College as the Director of Admissions and moved into the roles of Asst. Dean of Students, Dean of Students, and VP of Student Services. In her current position, she oversees all departments within the Student Services Division (Admissions, Early/Middle College, Dual Enrollment, Advising/Counseling, Registration and Records, TRIO Student Support Services, Financial Aid, Student Housing, Student Clubs and Organizations, Student Activities, Student Conduct, and Title IX). She is involved in local and state organizations and serves as the current President of the Michigan Community College Student Services Association. She has presented at state and national conferences on topics related to student success, student learning outcomes, and various education initiatives. Prior to her work in higher education, Howden was a secondary English and Communications teacher for twelve years in Kansas.

Howden obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Enrollment Management from Capella University.

She and her husband Kevin have two children, Logan and Landon. Her hobbies include playing games with her kids, reading, writing, playing volleyball, shopping, and spending time at the lake with friends and family.

 

Leadership

Dr. David Devier

David Devier

College President

Office Location: Administrative, A30
Phone Number: (269) 294-4221
Email: ddevier@glenoaks.edu

David H. Devier is in his 46th year in education. Before coming to Glen Oaks Community College, he served as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH; for six years; as Dean/CEO of Clermont College, the University of Cincinnati for five years; as Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, Owens State Community College, Toledo, OH, for five years; and sixteen years as Chair and Professor of the Department of Technology, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. Among his many professional accomplishments, is his work with the Higher Learning Commission as a Consultant-Evaluator and serving numerous professional organizations in leadership positions. He has written extensively and presented at numerous state and national conferences. Recently, he was selected as CEO of the Year for the Central Region of the Association of Community College Trustees.

Dr. Devier holds a BA from Ohio Northern University, a MA from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He has been married to Patty for 42 years and they have one son, Britton, who is a technology education teacher and football coach.

His many hobbies include classic auto restoration, antique furniture restoration, home renovation, woodworking, photography, and collecting memorabilia related to Ada, Ohio and Ohio Northern University.

 

Bruce Zakrzewski

Bruce Zakrzewski

Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services

Office Location: Administrative, A35
Phone Number: (269) 294-4237
Email: bzakrzewski@glenoaks.edu

Bruce Zakrzewski, VP of finance and administration, joined Glen Oaks in 2012. He previously worked in finance and administration positions at Lake Michigan College and a pair of Indiana-based businesses in South Bend prior to that.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of  Notre Dame.

Zakrzewski has served on the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority Board for the past 10 years and is currently the board chairman.

Adamn Cloutier

Adam Cloutier

Vice President of Academics

Office Location: Administrative, A31
Phone Number: (269) 294-4250
Email: acloutier@glenoaks.edu

Dr. Adam L. Cloutier joined Glen Oaks as the vice-president of academics in July, 2022. He was previously the dean of arts and sciences at Lakeland Community College where he worked since 2018. Prior to his work at Lakeland, he held various academic related positions from 2006-2018 at Henry Ford College including director of academic affairs, and director of teaching and learning services. Prior to that he was a full-time math faculty member and taught a wide range of math courses.

Adam has a doctorate in community college leadership from Ferris State University, a master’s and bachelor’s in mathematics from Michigan State University and an associate of science from Delta College.

Adam has served as a volunteer with a number of different community organizations that more recently include the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the LCC Charitable Giving Committee. Under his leadership, he has started new programs, received the American Association of Geographers Award for Associate’s Program Excellence in 2020, and was awarded multiple grants including one from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Adam is married to his high school sweetheart, Erin, and has three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his kids and being in the great outdoors. His hobbies are fishing, camping, biking, and gardening. The Cloutier family also consists of several cats, dogs, chickens, and one rabbit.

Tonya Howden

Tonya Howden

Vice President of Student Services & Title IX Coordinator

Office Location: Student Services, A53
Phone Number: (269) 294-4230
Email: thowden@glenoaks.edu

Tonya Howden is the Vice President of Student Services at Glen Oaks Community College and has worked in education for over 25 years. Howden began her career at Glen Oaks Community College as the Director of Admissions and moved into the roles of Asst. Dean of Students, Dean of Students, and VP of Student Services. In her current position, she oversees all departments within the Student Services Division (Admissions, Early/Middle College, Dual Enrollment, Advising/Counseling, Registration and Records, TRIO Student Support Services, Financial Aid, Student Housing, Student Clubs and Organizations, Student Activities, Student Conduct, and Title IX). She is involved in local and state organizations and serves as the current President of the Michigan Community College Student Services Association. She has presented at state and national conferences on topics related to student success, student learning outcomes, and various education initiatives. Prior to her work in higher education, Howden was a secondary English and Communications teacher for twelve years in Kansas.

Howden obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Enrollment Management from Capella University.

She and her husband Kevin have two children, Logan and Landon. Her hobbies include playing games with her kids, reading, writing, playing volleyball, shopping, and spending time at the lake with friends and family.