Academic Affairs embodies and celebrates the mission of the college, and provides "an environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity, personal development and community involvement to prepare students to succeed as practitioners, professionals and responsible citizens in a contemporary world." We do so by unique and challenging programs such as our Learning Communities and Honors program, in addition to our diverse course offerings. Our Pathways to Success initiative, an important part of our Empowerment 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, 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 of Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness
Office phone: 440.375.7028

The following hours are set aside for drop-in visit during the fall 2018 semester. These hours are open to faculty, staff, and students:

  • Wednesday, September 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 17, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 20, 1:00-3:00 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.