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Dr. David Devier is selected as finalist for next GOCC president

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees selected Dr. David Devier to serve as
the president of Glen Oaks Community College, at yesterday’s (December 17) board meeting.

“All of our finalists were excellent candidates,” said David Allen, board president. “Devier expressed a high
level of energy and enthusiasm, along with a strong passion for education and student success — that is what
stood out for me.”

The selection of Devier Devier now rests on his acceptance of the assignment and successful contract
negotiations.

Allen extended thanks to everyone for their work during the search and acknowledged the community for
participating in recent open candidate forums, held Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 12.

Board chairman David Allen extended thanks to everyone for their work during the search and acknowledged
the community for participating in recent open candidate forums, held last week. “I appreciate everyone
involved in this process — we have three great candidates here,” Allen said.

Devier served most recently as vice president of academic and student affairs at Clark State Community
College in Springfield, Ohio. Previously he served as dean and CEO, University of Cincinnati Clermont College
in Batavia, Ohio and as dean, industrial and engineering technologies at Owens Community College in Toledo,
OH.

A native of Ada, Ohio, Devier earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Technology Education from Ohio
State University, a Master of Arts in Industrial Arts Education from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts
in Industrial Arts Education from Ohio Northern University.

Devier has been selected to succeed Dr. Gary Wheeler, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

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