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Rowe, Talmage to lead Owens Community College board of trustees


Diana H. (Dee) Talmage and H. Richard Rowe.


H. Richard Rowe and Diana H. (Dee) Talmage have been elected to be Chair and Vice Chair for the Owen Community College Board of Trustees.

Talmage and Rowe were elected by their fellow colleagues during the recent Owens board meeting. They will serve one-year terms. Owens is based on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Rowe serves as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Findlay. He attended Bowling Green State University and holds a Series 7 Securities License as well as a Life and Health Insurance License.

The Findlay resident served on the college’s board from 2004 to 2010. His professional and community involvement includes the Kiwanis Club of Findlay and the United Way of Hancock County and he served as a city councilman for 10 years in Findlay. Rowe was reappointed to the college’s board in September, 2011.

Talmage, initially appointed in November, 2002, is a retired educator and former school board member and has held several leadership positions at the K-12 and higher education levels.

Her professional and community involvement includes membership with the American Red Cross, the Flower Hospital Foundation and TARTA. An Ottawa Hills resident, she received her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State University. Additionally, Talmage serves as a board member on the Owens Community College Foundation.

The College’s Board of Trustees is comprised of six people from Lucas, Wood, Hancock, and Sandusky counties who are appointed by the governor for six-year terms.

Other Owens board members are Dr. Ronald A. McMaster of Perrysburg, Edwin J. Nagle of Toledo, William E. Takacs of Toledo and Thomas R. Uhler of Rossford.

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