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Published: Wednesday, 12/12/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

McMaster reappointed to Owens Community College board

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Ronald A. McMaster of Perrysburg has been reappointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees.

McMaster will serve a six-year term, ending in 2018.

Dee Talmage, chair of the Owens board, said, “Ron’s unwavering commitment to higher education has had a profound impact on Owens Community College and we look forward to his continued dedication and support toward advancing the academic institution’s mission through excellence, innovation and collaboration.”

McMaster was initially appointed to the board in March, 1993. During his tenure, he has served as chairman in 2006-07 and vice chairman in 2003-05. His involvement includes serving on several board ad hoc and standing committees, including Finance and Trustees Collaboration panels.

Additionally, he has made significant contributions through fostering relationships, most notably with the Gateway to College National Network and the McMaster Foundation, in the support of students attaining, persisting and completing degrees in high school and in college.

McMaster is retired from GlassTech Inc. as vice president of Corporate Development. He obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State University and a doctoral degree from University of Michigan, all within the concentration of mechanical engineering.

Owens board has six community leaders from Lucas, Wood, Hancock and Sandusky counties who are appointed by the governor. Other board members are Diana H. (Dee) Talmage of Ottawa Hills, H. Richard Rowe of Findlay, Edwin J. Nagle of Toledo, William E. Takacs of Toledo, and Thomas R. Uhler of Rossford.

The college is based on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

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