Dr. Larry McDougle
Dr. Larry McDougle has well over 45 years of dedicated service in higher education. He began his career teaching physics at the University of Findlay and would go on to serve in various teaching and administrative roles at public colleges in Indiana, Illinois and South Carolina before returning to Ohio to be the dean for instruction, community and technical college at the University of Toledo.
In September of 1991, Dr. McDougle became the fourth president of Northwest State Community College until his retirement in 2003, when he was named president emeritus. He is credited with the construction of a $7 million technical center on campus, which includes the Voinovich Auditorium where fall commencement will take place. Dr. McDougle came out of retirement in 2010 to serve as interim president at NSCC and then president of Owens Community College.
Dr. McDougle holds a bachelor’s degree in math, physics and English from the University of Findlay, a master of arts degree in physics from Kent State University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Toledo. He has authored over 60 articles and received many awards and much recognition, including the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Toledo, College of Social Justice & Human Services and an honorary doctor of educational leadership with a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Findlay.
Recently, he has served as lay pastor at Napoleon Church of Christ. Dr. McDougle been married to his wife, Ruth, for 56 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.