OCTC's New Dean of Academic Affairs, Arts & Sciences, Dr. Shane Armstrong
Owensboro, KY (08/31/2022) — Owensboro Community & Technical College announces that Dr. Shane Armstrong, a native of Owensboro, has been named the new Dean of Academic Affairs, Arts, and Sciences and began her duties on August 1. She brings a wealth of experience from previous positions including her most recent as the Dean of Student Success, at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Art in English and a Master of art in English Literature from the University of Louisville. She holds a Doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from California Lutheran University.
She has held a variety of positions, including Assistant Director of a Student Center, Director of Student Life, Director of Residential Life, Coordinator for International Programs, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Dean of Student Success, and full-time faculty member. She has developed start-up Freshman Composition and Freshman Seminar programs. Her breadth of experience took her across the country, living in Chicago and in Los Angeles, before bringing her back home to Kentucky.
She and her husband, Jason Harris, reside with their family in Beaver Dam.
When asked what she loves most about her career choice, she replied, "I like building support services and solving problems that help students achieve academic success."
Armstrong's responsibilities will include oversight of all the programs, faculty, and credentials offered in the humanities, physical and social science divisions.
OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams commented, "We are so excited to have Shane on board. Her experiences lend a unique perspective and fit well with our student success focus."
Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.
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