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Office of the Dean

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William K. Balzer, Ph.D

Position: Dean, BGSU Firelands College
Phone: 419.372.0623
Email: wbalzer@bgsu.edu
Address: One University Drive Huron, OH 44839

The Office of the Dean is the primary administrative and academic office for BGSU Firelands. BGSU Firelands is unique among the Colleges of BGSU in that it is presided over by an Administrative Dean who is responsible for all matters pertaining to the operation, maintenance, expansion and development of the College and its curriculum. The Office of the Dean is responsible for all human resources and, in cooperation with the Office of Budget and Operation, the budgetary and fiscal management of the campus.

The Mission Of BGSU And BGSU Firelands

Bowling Green State University aspires to be the premier Learning Community in Ohio, and one of the best in the nation. Through the interdependence of teaching, learning, scholarship, and service we will create an academic environment grounded in intellectual discovery and guided by rational discourse and civility. Bowling Green State University serves the diverse and multi-cultural communities of Ohio, the United States and the world.

The mission of BGSU Firelands is fourfold:

  • to provide general education and pre-professional curricula designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions;
  • to grant technical and paraprofessional associate degrees which prepare students for work settings;
  • to offer continuing education opportunities to serve the personal and professional development needs of the region; and
  • to provide place-bound students in the Firelands community with access to selective BGSU bachelor’s degree and master’s degree completion programs at the BGSU Firelands campus.