Dr. Jerry Streichler honored by college with tree dedication


The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering honored Dr. Jerry Streichler, former professor of technology and founding dean of the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University, with a tree dedication on December 8.

While it was cold outside, warm memories were shared inside at a reception attended by faculty, staff, friends and students. Colleagues that reminisced about Streichler’s accomplishments and leadership included Venu Dasigi, Dean, Interim; Rodney Rogers, President, Interim; Jerry Olsen, Epsilon Pi Tau Consultant; Gene Poor, Professor Emeritus; Ernie Savage, Dean and Professor Emeritus; Chuck Spontelli, Associate Professor Emeritus, Senior Lecturer; George R. Horton, Professor Emeritus; and Larry Hatch, Professor Emeritus; among others.

Associates talked about Streichler’s vision for the college and his leadership style that made things happen. Some of his accomplishments included working with Poor to create the visual communication technology program in 1973 and partnering with industry to create the cooperative education program for students, while encouraging faculty, staff and students to follow their dreams.

Those that knew Streichler thought the plaque fixed in front of the tree was especially befitting. It reads: “In honor of Jerry Streichler, Ph.D. Leader, Colleague, Mentor. Dreamer of what could be. Serving BGSU from 1967 to 1993. Founding Dean, College of Technology. Dean Emeritus, College of Technology. Trustee Professor Emeritus of Technology.”