People Week of 4/5/2021

Staff Writer

Three finalists announced for the Owens Community College president search

The Owens Community College Board of Trustees’ President Search Ad Hoc Committee announced three finalists in the national search for the next president are invited to meet the college community and interview with the Board of Trustees.
Facilitated with AGB Search, the Board is seeking a candidate with outstanding leadership qualities, proven success leading dynamic complex organizations and a demonstrated ability to build partnerships with key stakeholders.
The three candidates were scheduled for virtual campus visits the week of March 29, with open forums for the community, faculty, staff and students.
They include:
• Brandon Roderick Tucker, who currently serves as the associate vice president of Workforce & Community Development at Washtenaw Community College, Michigan. Tucker leads the college’s efforts to connect with industry and community to develop opportunities and partnerships that support enrollment, apprenticeships, workforce development, and alternative revenue goals.
• Laura J. Treanor, who currently serves as the provost at Vincennes University, Indiana. Throughout her 30-year career, Treanor has served as an innovator and leader who has developed high-impact teams, heralded new programs and services and championed academic quality.
• Dione Dorsey Somerville, who serves as executive vice president at Hawkeye Community College, Iowa. Among her accomplishments is leading the college’s COVID-19 response, including helping provide leadership to Academic Affairs during the six-month vacancy of the provost position.
Additional information about the Owens President Search, including finalists’ bios, is available at


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