A listing of the University’s Board of Trustee members also is available online at www.ohio.edu/trustees/members
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Ohio University Board of Trustees
Dave R. Scholl, Chair
Janelle Coleman, Vice Chair
N. Victor Goodman
Voting Member (Vacancy)
(Vacancy), national trustee
David Pidwell, national trustee
Casey Christopher, alumni representative
Austin McClain, student trustee
Faith Voinovich, student trustee
Officers of the Board
David R. Moore, Board Secretary
Deborah Shaffer, Treasurer
Sarah Helfrich, Faculty Representative
Susan Williams, Faculty Representative
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ex Officio Members
Sen. Peggy Lehner
Rep. Andrew Brenner
Chancellor John Carey
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M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D.
Chaden Djalali, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost (assumes duties on August 1, 2018)
Deborah Shaffer, B.S.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
David Koonce, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Research and Creative Activity; Interim Dean, Graduate College
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
Jenny Hall-Jones, Ph.D
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
John J. Biancamano, J.D.
Craig Bantz, M.S.M.O.T
Chief Information Officer
Gigi Secuban, Ph.D.
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion (assumes duties on June 18, 2018)
Eric Burchard, B.A.
Director of Government Relations
Jim Schaus, M.A.A.
Director of Athletics
Jennifer Kirksey, M.A.
Chief of Staff
Colleges and Academic Programs
Joseph Shields, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
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
Dennis Irwin, 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
Cary Frith, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Honors Tutorial College
Elizabeth Sayrs, Ph.D.
Dean, University College (assumes duties on August 1, 2018)
Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O.
Executive Dean, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Scott Seaman, 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
William Willan, Ph.D.
Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education
Robert Klein, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Ohio University Eastern Campus, St. Clairsville (assumes duties on July 1, 2018)
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
Nicole Pennington, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Southern Campus, Ironton
James M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Lancaster Campus
Martin Tuck, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Chillicothe Campus
Jeremy Webster, Ph.D.
Dean, Ohio University Zanesville Campus
Executive Academic Staff
Elizabeth Sayrs, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Bradley Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation
Craig Cornell, M.Ed.
Senior 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
Barbara Wharton, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Laura Myers, J.D.
Chief of Staff for the Executive Vice President and Provost
Kerri Griffin, J.D.
Interim Director of University Equity and Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator
Mac Stricklen, M.Ed.