Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) has selected Dr. Andrea Borregard for the position of Dean of Student Affairs. The position provides leadership, management, and oversight of the Financial Aid Office, centralized advising, including career planning and placement, and recruitment, with a focus on adult and diverse students.
"Two years into our Strategic Enrollment Management plan we were in a position to determine institutional gaps and formulate a minor reorganization plan. We absolutely need more focus on advising but advising today is directly tied to financial aid and career development. Andrea has done a stellar job in both of these areas and has tremendous financial aid experience. She will be an even greater benefit to our students and the college in this role," commented Dr. Scott Williams, OCTC President.
Borregard is an Owensboro native and has been at OCTC in the Financial Aid Office since 2007.In 2016 she was named as the Director of Financial Aid. Prior to that she managed the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore at Henderson Community College, had been a Community Development Planner for GRADD, and served as a Government Relations Assistant in Washington, D.C.
Kevin Beardmore, Vice President of Student Affairs added, "Andrea has the ability to maintain a focus on the big picture while cultivating a strong team that provides an exceptional level of conscientious service. She has the skills to take the student advising experience to the next level while improving our recruiting efforts in the critical areas of adult and diverse populations.
Borregard earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Kentucky in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in Higher Education Administration and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Kentucky in Political Science.
She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences including the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Midwest Regional Conference in May 2018, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the College in High School Alliance Policy Symposium in April 2018, and the NACEP Annual Conference in October 2016.
OCTC students receive nearly $15 million in financial aid annually. In addition, OCTC awards another $500,000 through OCTC Scholarships, KHEAA Awards, external scholarship awards, and third-party payments. OCTC was an initial recipient of a Pell for Dual Enrollment Experiment, which allows students to access funds prior to graduating from high school.
"I am really excited about this opportunity. It is a great fit for me and it really is a new chapter for OCTC in that we will have a strong focus on the entire student experience. That experience begins at the recruitment level and transitions with the student through admission, financial aid, advising, and career placement," said Borregard.
Borregard lives in Owensboro with her husband Brooke and two children.