Owens Community College has named Ann Theis as the new dean of the School of Business.
Her responsibilities include overseeing all academic programs, as well as various activities and instructional initiatives within the school. She will supervise the development of new curricula, direct evaluation of the school’s courses, and oversee student learning and community partnerships.
Ms. Theis, 57, will get paid $97,000 annually and her start date is Aug. 31.
“Ann brings a visionary approach and a wealth of experience both from private business and higher education to the college,” said Renay Scott, Owens vice president and provost.
Since September, 1989, Theis has served as a faculty member in several different leadership positions within the Department of Business and Accountancy at Adrian College. During her tenure as a professor, associate professor and assistant professor, she provided oversight in the development and implementation of academic course curriculum. She also supervised professional student internship opportunities and was an academic advisor for business students.
She also was department chair from 1997 to 2000, and was president of the faculty and president of the Adrian College Association of Professors. She also twice served as associate trustee to Adrian College board and chaired the Academic Policy and Assessment Committee. In 1999, Theis authored the Adrian College’s Self Study for the Higher Learning Commission resulting in a 10-year accreditation renewal for the academic institution.
Previous to that, she was director of systems for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio from 1981-89. Her accomplishments include being named to the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society for Business and Management and honored by the Mortar Board as an outstanding faculty member.
The Toledo resident earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.