Ohio Wesleyan University announced on Aug. 8 the appointment of Douglas M. Koyle as its associate dean for student success. Koyle, M.A., previously served as the assistant vice president for the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University, where his work benefited students for more than 30 years.
At Ohio Wesleyan, Koyle’s primary responsibility will be to ensure that students experiencing personal and academic challenges receive the assistance they need to remain in school and graduate. In that role, he will oversee the areas of counseling services, student conduct, and residential life. In addition, he will serve as a liaison to the student health center (operated by OhioHealth) and help to lead both OWU’s care and concern team and its retention intervention team.
Koyle will report to Dwayne K. Todd, Ph.D., vice president for student engagement and success, and dean of students.
“Doug brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Ohio Wesleyan – all of which will help our students to overcome obstacles and persist to graduation,” Todd said. “His experience is both broad and deep, and includes serving as a ‘culture strategist’ to build effective living and learning environments and overseeing program reviews of student life offices to ensure they are fulfilling strategic objectives and the university’s academic mission. I look forward to his contributions to Ohio Wesleyan’s Division of Student Engagement and Success.”
Koyle earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State, and joined the OSU staff in 1987 as the coordinator of summer conference and orientation housing. Since then, he has served as Ohio State’s manager of off-campus student services, associate director of housing services, general manager of The Blackwell Hotel, director of administrative services, and assistant to the vice president of student life.
In 2013, Koyle was named assistant vice president for the Office of Student Life, which comprises 40 departments. Koyle’s key responsibilities included overseeing the student conduct department, student advocacy center, recreational sports, the student wellness center, and the student health insurance department. He also provided support for student services on OSU’s five regional campuses and chaired the consultation and assessment team, which reviews student behavioral threats and advises university leadership on appropriate strategies for response.
Koyle is a member of the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Student Conduct Administration, and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
He will join Ohio Wesleyan on Aug. 13 and says he looks forward to becoming a Battling Bishop.
“I am honored to be joining such an experienced and passionate team that is committed to helping all students at Ohio Wesleyan University reach their goals,” Koyle said. “I am truly excited to become a part of the Bishop family.”
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.
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