Dawn Wetmore was named the first Dean of the School of Nursing in November 2009 and she started her position in January 2010.
From December 2007 until beginning her position at Owens, Wetmore served as the Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing at Monroe County Community College.
From 1996-2007, Wetmore worked at Owens Community College and served the last three years as the College's Dean of Academic Services, where she assisted with all aspects related to the coordination and development of instructional programs and support services for the various academic Schools.
From 1999-2004, Wetmore was the Chair of the College's Nursing Department. During her tenure as Chair, she played an instrumental role in the College securing its state-of-the-art human patient simulator technology and incorporating the new experiential learning resource into the program's academic curriculum. Additionally, Wetmore's leadership was responsible for increasing the NCLEX-RN exam student-passing rate to a 95 percentile and introducing the licensed practical nursing certificate program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses and the international nursing certificate program on the Toledo-area Campus. She also held the position of Assistant Chair for Owens' Department of Nursing from 1996-99.
Prior to joining Owens, Wetmore served as the Director of Instructional Services at the former Medical College of Ohio School of Nursing (now the University of Toledo Medical Center).
Wetmore's past and current professional involvement includes membership with the Michigan Council of Nursing Education Administrators, the Ohio Nurses Association, the Northwest Ohio Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She previously served as President of the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo Medical Center) Nursing Alumni Association, the Northwest Ohio Nurses Association and the Toledo Area Oncology Nurses Society.
Her accomplishments include receiving the Leadership Award from Zeta Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society and serving a five-year gubernatorial appointment to the Ohio Board of Nursing from 1996-2000.
Wetmore earned a master's degree in nursing from the former Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo Medical Center) and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Mary Manse College. Her educational background also includes receiving a diploma in nursing from the Providence School of Nursing in Mobile, Ala.
She resides in Perrysburg.