Dr. Janet Hartley, a BGSU professor of management, has begun her term as president of the Decision Sciences Institute.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, June 13, 2019  
Janet Hartley leads international institute | Grant to help foster children gain higher education

Dr. Janet Hartley leads international Decision Sciences Institute

Dr. Janet Hartley
Dr. Janet Hartley, a professor of management at Bowling Green State University, has begun her term as president of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). She was elected last year to lead the professional organization of more than 2,200 academicians and practitioners worldwide. 

In November, the institute will return to New Orleans, the site of its first conference in 1969, for its annual conference and celebration of its 50th anniversary. Hartley is an active, longtime DSI member, having joined the institute in 1993 as a doctoral student. Over the years, she has served in various roles on DSI committees, conference planning teams and on the DSI Board of Directors.  

The first person from BGSU and the first from a Mid-American Conference school to lead the organization, Hartley joins an elite group of past presidents from prestigious universities such as the University of Notre Dame, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

“We are proud to have Jan serving as the new president of DSI,” said Ray Braun, dean of the College of Business. “DSI is held in such high regard globally, and we are fortunate to have her latest leadership role bring increased visibility to our supply chain management program at BGSU. It also says a lot about the high regard that Jan’s colleagues around the world have for her.”


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BGSU receives grant to help students from foster care realize higher education dreams

Bowling Green State University is one of three state universities to be awarded grant funding designed to help students from the foster care system pursue their dreams of higher education.

The Short-Term Certificate Foster Youth Grant equally divides a statewide total of $385,000 among three universities and 16 community colleges in Ohio in short-term certificate funding to help students from foster care earn credentials and certificates that will help them achieve their academic and career goals.

"My vision for all young Ohioans is the same as I have for my own children and grandchildren – that they have the opportunity to live up to their potential and achieve their dreams," Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said. "This grant will help foster youth have the opportunity to earn the certificates and credentials required by many in-demand jobs. I thank Chancellor (Randy) Gardner for making this funding available and for his assistance in helping students reach their goals."

BGSU will receive $20,263. In addition to helping students obtain the credentials needed for jobs, this investment also supports partnerships between regional businesses and BGSU to further regional career pathways.


Charles McCaghy, 85, professor emeritus of sociology, died May 25 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1970-94. A luncheon gathering will be held at Sam B’s at 11:30 a.m. June 22.

Ashman named chair of NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee

Lauren Ashman
Bowling Green State University Senior Associate Athletics Director Lauren Ashman has been named chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee. Ashman, who has been a member of the committee for the last two years, will serve as committee chair for both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.

"It is an honor to serve in a leadership role for the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee," Ashman said. "I look forward to working with my fellow committee members and NCAA staff to provide a tremendous championship experience for student-athletes while continuing to promote the game of women's soccer on a national level. Our committee is incredibly passionate about its work and we are excited about the upcoming 2019 season, which will conclude with the Women's College Cup in San Jose, California."

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee is responsible for the organization and implementation of the national championship tournament, including the determination of the participants and creation of the bracket, as well as establishing playing rules and procedures for competition.