Welcome to Glen Oaks Community College


David_DevierWelcome to Glen Oaks Community College. We are pleased that you have selected GOCC to help you reach your educational goals. You will find an amazingly dedicated faculty and staff who will provide the educational opportunities and support services that will enhance your total Glen Oaks experience.

You may select from degree and certificate offerings leading to either direct career employment or transfer to two and four-year institutions. As a regionally accredited college, all college courses are fully transferable to both public and private colleges and universities.

The college offers many support facilities and services to complement our instructional offerings. These include the Learning Commons which encompasses the E. J. Shaheen Library, the Tutoring and Testing Center and the Distance Learning Center; the Fitness/Wellness Center, the activities offered including Athletics, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, professional and social clubs, Student Government and more.

Glen Oaks is located on a beautiful site in the rolling hills of Sherman Township centrally located in St. Joseph County, MI. The facilities are modern, and well equipped with the latest technology and resources. Beyond the direct instructional space there are study areas, food court, atrium, gymnasium, social areas, and specialized locations for laboratory and technology offerings. The recently constructed nursing and health laboratories are second to none in quality of design and learning environment. In addition the college is opening a 108 bed student residence hall in fall, 2017.

The Glen Oaks student body reflects the diversity of the region and the many individual educational goals. At GOCC you will have the opportunity to develop friendships with classmates from all walks of life and grow both professionally and personally.

Whether you come to Glen Oaks to pursue a career technical degree or certificate, a transfer program, or just one course to tune up your skills, you will find that your success is our only mission. Please let us serve your needs and help add value to your life.

My door is always open to you. Please email me with your comments and questions via our Contact Form or just stop by my office. Thank you for allowing Glen Oaks to be part of your life’s journey.

David H. Devier, Ph.D.


David H. Devier is in his 39th 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.

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 38 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.