David Devier Appointed Dean of Clermont College
Date: Nov. 29, 2001
By: Lisa Haynes-Henry
Phone: (513) 732-5332
The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees has appointed David H. Devier as dean of UC Clermont College, starting September 1. Devier is currently serving as the dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies for Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, where he oversees six department chairs, program establishment, college accreditation and student academic issues. In addition to his administrative duties, he also teaches courses in manufacturing and digital media.
The position at UC Clermont interested Devier, he says, because it is an opportunity to join a vital institution to continue its growth, outreach into the community and service to students. "I sought a position that would challenge me professionally, yet be the right opportunity personally. I see coming to Clermont a chance to join a winning team that wants to take the next step in its growth. I look forward to building upon the excellent work that has been done by my predecessors, and especially Dean Jim McDonough. "
Anthony J. Perzigian, Senior Vice President and Provost for Baccalaureate and Graduate Education, states, "I am delighted that Dr. Devier has accepted our offer to become the next dean of Clermont College. He brings a very rich and strong blend of energy, experience and talent to this vital leadership position. He will strengthen and expand the college's many services to Clermont County, and I am confident that he will build even stronger linkages with K-12, with the business community and with UC's four-year colleges. The future is bright for the college's students, faculty and staff."
Devier brings to Clermont Campus an established record of creating win-win situations for the college, its students and the community. At Owens Community College, he gained experience in creating positive relationships with local manufacturing firms helping to increase the quality of employee skills as well as providing employment opportunities for program graduates. He has published articles about creating these situations for American Society for Engineering Education and the National Association of Industrial Technology conference. Additionally, he has presented on numerous topics about technology education.