(CENTREVILLE) – Glen Oaks President Dr. David Devier has received a special award.
Devier has been chosen by the Association Of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 Central Regional Chief Executive Officer Award.
Devier, a native of Ada, Ohio, has worked in education for over 45 years and has served as the president of Glen Oaks since January, 2014. Prior to that he held leadership positions at: Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio; University of Cincinnati Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio; Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio; and Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
Said to be an innovator throughout his 45 year career in higher education, Devier’s career is divided into two halves, 21 years with four-year universities and 24 years with two-year institutions.
His career at Glen Oaks has provided stability and vision to the college and he is credited with initiating the project to build a 106 bed residence hall to accommodate student athletes and out-of-town students due to a lack of housing in the area. In addition, he led the complete renovation of the grand concourse. Currently, he is the force behind the $7.3 million state capital outlay project to renovate the north half of the original building which houses the library, technology labs and instructional spaces.
In addition, he spearheaded many campus grounds improvements including complete parking lot resurfacing and the removal of the obsolete safety egress earthen mounds.
Under his leadership, student enrollment has grown by 25 percent and high school dual enrollment to over 50 percent of the total.
ACCT’s regional awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meeting the needs of their communities. Devier will be recognized during the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, in San Diego in mid-October.