Academics

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. 

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

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 
bdepoy@lec.edu
Office phone: 440.375.7028

The following hours are set aside for drop-in visit during the Fall 2019 semester. These hours are open to faculty, staff, and students.
Please note that some of the slots are designated for specific topics for which I seek input and would like to share ideas:
  • Thursday, September 19, 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2-3 p.m. (Specific Topic:  Professional Development Strategies)
  • Wednesday, September 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Specific Topic:  Professional Development Strategies)
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 10-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Specific Topic:  Applied Learning/Integration of Learning and Application)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Monday, October 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Specific Topic:  Applied Learning/Integration of Learning and Application)
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2-3 p.m. (Specific Topic:  Online Learning)
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 1-2 p.m. (Specific Topic:  Online Learning)
  • Wednesday, November 20, 8:30-9:30 a.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.