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Dr. Jan Ohlemacher Appointed Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Release Date: 7/1/2014

Contact: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Dr. Jan Ohlemacher Appointed as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll Community College

Westminster, Md., July 1, 2014—Dr. Jan Ohlemacher has been appointed the new Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll Community College (Carroll). Her appointment is effective July 1, 2014.

“Dr. Ohlemacher has a demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of a learner-centered institution,” said Dr. James D. Ball, the new president of the college. Ball is the third president of the college (effective July 1, 2014) and is also the former Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll.

“She is an effective change agent who has developed a shared vision, who communicates effectively with constituents and can implement new strategies. Dr. Ohlemacher has demonstrated leadership of faculty development in innovative methods of instructional delivery and in efforts that keep faculty up-to-date in their fields. She also brings strong insight into how to work in partnership with student development and student support functions.”

In her new position, Ohlemacher will provide leadership for all instruction and student learning and support areas, in addition to serving as an integral member of the college’s executive team.

Most recently, Ohlemacher was director of Learning Outcomes Assessment and Instructional Development at Carroll. Additional prior professional experience includes serving as learning outcomes associate at Edison College; dean of instruction at Northcentral Technical College; executive assistant to the vice president of Business Serivces and Technology Services at Manpower, Inc.; and adjunct instructor in the English department at Lakeland College, among other progressively responsible positions.

Ohlemacher holds an Ed.D in Doctorate Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service for Higher Education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in English/Elementary Education from Barry University in Miami, FL. She also holds a certification for Adult Basic Education instruction and administrative licensure in the Wisconsin Technical College System.

“This is an exciting time for Carroll, and I am delighted and honored to be a part of our future,” said Ohlemacher.


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