Academic Affairs embodies and celebrates the mission of the college and provides "an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Guided by hope and care, our students are empowered to lead lives of personal significance and professional success as global citizens." We do so through unique and challenging programs such as our Learning Communities and Honors program, in addition to our diverse course offerings. Our Pathways to Empowerment initiative, an important part of our philosophy, is designed to support skill development and understanding in communication, critical thinking, conflict resolution, networking, planning, and community engagement. These skills are vital to experiential learning, career development, and post-college success. 


Bryan DePoy, DM At Lake Erie College, we offer a unique, individualized approach to education that sets us apart from other colleges and universities. We emphasize a breadth of academic experiences that provide our students with skills that will never become irrelevant, to include creative and entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving from a variety of perspectives, and strong communication skills. These critical attributes, which are woven into all of our degree programs, are valuable and applicable to any profession or career. In addition students will have unique access to real-world opportunities to include internships and collaborating with outstanding faculty who are experts in their academic disciplines. While no one can definitively say what the future holds, our focus on educating the “whole” student provides a platform of success that responds to the needs of an increasingly complex and unpredictable society. Be Empowered with us!

Dr. Bryan DePoy
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness
Office phone: 440.375.7028

The following hours are set aside for drop-in visit during the Spring 2020 semester. These hours are open to faculty, staff, and students:
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 23, 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 29, 10-11 a.m.
  • Monday, February 3, 12-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 6, 2-4 p.m.
  • Monday, February 10, 9-10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 26, 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 2, 12 p.m - 2 p.m.
  • Monday, April 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2-3 p.m.
All office hours are in Dr. DePoy's office in Kilcawley Hall.

Click here to listen to Dr. Bryan DePoy and Dr. Mark Bell perform Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier on the Skinner organ in Morley Music Hall on Lake Erie College's campus. Recorded April 2016.