Apr 12, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21

Governing Boards/University Administration

A listing of the University’s Board of Trustee members also is available online at www.ohio.edu/trustees/members

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Governing Boards

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Ohio University Board of Trustees

Janelle Coleman, Chair
Cary Cooper, Vice Chair
Steve Casciani
N. Victor Goodman
Dave R. Scholl
Eileen Sheil
Diane Smullen
Peggy Viehweger
Matthew Evans
Eileen Sheil

Anna Harvey, national trustee
Casey Christopher, alumni representative
Justin Kelley, student trustee

Officers of the Board

David R. Moore, Board Secretary
Deborah Shaffer, Treasurer

Faculty Representatives

Sarah Helfrich, Faculty Representative
Susan Williams, Faculty Representative

Ohio Department of Higher Education

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state. The agency’s main responsibilities include authorizing and approving new degree programs, managing state-funded financial aid programs and developing and advocating policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the state and its citizens.

The chancellor is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet, the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education advises the Governor on higher education policy and implements the Governor’s plan to make college more affordable for Ohioans and drive the state’s economic advancement through the public universities and colleges of Ohio, the state’s network of public universities, regional campuses, community colleges, and adult workforce and adult education centers. The Chancellor is responsible for carrying out the responsibilities of the agency, including authorizing and approving new degree programs and managing state-funded financial aid programs. 

Randy Gardner, Chancellor

University Administration

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Administrative Officers

M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Sayrs, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

Deborah Shaffer, B.S.
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Nico Karagosian, M.S., M.B.A.
Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of The Ohio University Foundation

Jason Pina, Ed.D
Vice President for Student Affairs

Gigi Secuban, Ed.D.
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Joseph Shields, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity; Dean, Graduate College

Eric Burchard, B.A.
Director of Government Relations

Stacey Bennett, J.D.
General Counsel

Jennifer Kirksey, M.A.
Chief of Staff

Julie Cromer, M.P.A
Director of Athletics

Jenny Hall-Jones, Ph.D
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Christopher Ament, M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer

Colleges and Academic Programs

Florenz Plassmann, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (assumes duties July 15, 2019)

Hugh Sherman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business

Scott Titsworth, Ph.D.
Dean, Scripps College of Communication

Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D.
Dean, Patton College of Education

Mei Wei, Ph.D.
Dean, Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Matthew Shaftel, Ph.D
Dean, College of Fine Arts

Randy Leite, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions

Donal Skinner, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors Tutorial College

Carey Busch, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, University College
ADA/504 Coordinator

Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O.
Executive Dean, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Neil Romanosky, M.L.S.
Dean, University Libraries

Mark Weinberg, Ph.D.
Founding Dean, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Lorna Jean Edmonds, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Nicole Pennington, Ph.D.
Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education and Lifelong Learning
Dean of Campus and Community Relations, Ohio University Southern Campus, Ironton

William J. Burke, D.O., FACOFP
Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin Campus

Isaac J. Kirstein, D.O., FACOI
Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cleveland Campus

Jeremy Webster, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Ohio University Eastern Campus, St. Clairsville

James M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Dywayne Nicely, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Ohio University Chillicothe Campus

Jeremy Webster, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Zanesville Campus

Executive Academic Staff

Carey Busch, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, University College

Bradley Cohen, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Candace J Boeninger
Interim Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management

John Day, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Budget and Planning

Howard Dewald, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Loralyn Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Laura Myers, J.D.
Deputy Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Kerri Griffin, J.D.
Director of University Equity and Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator

Mac Stricklen, M.Ed.
University Ombudsperson



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