Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council represents the academic and administrative breadth of Ohio State and is advisory to the president of the university and to the Association board of directors, promoting the general welfare and interests of the university.


STEERING COMMITTEE

Office of Academic Affairs
Carl SmallwoodCARL D. SMALLWOOD (CHAIR)

BS Business Administration/International Business '77; JD Law ’80

Council Term:  April 2013-2016 (second term)
Council Chair Term:  April 2013-2015

Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
Columbus, OH

E-mail:  Smallwood at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://oaa.osu.edu
                                    Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz


Office of Research
Jacqueline BensonJACQUELINE M. BENSON (VICE CHAIR)
BS Biology '92
PhD Medical Microbiology and Immunology '98

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (second term)
Council Vice Chair Term:  April 2013-2014

Senior Director, Lupus Venture Leader, Janssen Incubator
Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Spring House, PA

E-mail:  Benson at council.ohiostatealumni.org

                                     Web site:  http://research.osu.edu/
                                     Vice President Caroline C. Whitacre


College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Elizabeth A. HarshELIZABETH A. HARSH
BS Agriculture ’83

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (second term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2013-2015

Executive Director
Ohio Beef Council
Marysville, OH  

E-mail:  Harsh at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://cfaes.ohio-state.edu
Vice President and Dean Bruce A. McPheron
 



Natural and Mathematical Sciences
(Division of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Milan JovanovicMILAN JOVANOVIC
BS Biological Sciences ’98
PhD Biochemistry '04
(JD '10, Capital University)

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (second term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2012-2014

Patent Counsel
Abbott Nutrition
Abbott Laboratories
Columbus, OH 

E-mail:  Jovanovic at council.ohiostatealumni.org

                                   Web site:  http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/ 
                                   Divisional Dean Peter D. March



College of Arts and Sciences
David C. KellerDAVID C. KELLER
BA Arts '00
BS Social & Behavioral Sciences '00

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (first term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2013-2015

Managing Director of Research
Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA

E-mail:  Keller at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://artsandsciences.osu.edu
                                    Executive Dean and Vice Provost David C. Manderscheid



Undergraduate Education
Bruce LavashBRUCE W. LAVASH 
BS Mechanical Engineering '77
MS Mechanical Engineering '78

Council Term:  April 2011-2014 (first term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2013-2014

Research Fellow, Victor Mills Society
The Proctor & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH

E-mail:  Lavash at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://oaa.osu.edu/107.html
Vice Provost Wayne E. Carlson


Enrollment Services
David TonniesDAVID A TONNIES
BS Molecular Genetics '88; MD '92

Council Term:  April 2011-2014 (first term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2013-2015

Owner/Practitioner
Hermitage Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Hermitage, PA

E-mail:  Tonnies at council.ohiostatealumni.org 

Web site:  http://oaa.osu.edu/strategicenrollmentplanning.html
Vice President M. Dolan Evanovich



President's Club Advisory Board
Doug WeintraubDOUGLAS L. WEINTRAUB
BS Business Administration ’82

Council Term:  April 2011-2014 (first term)
Steering Committee Term:  April 2012-2014

Partner
Hatch, LLC
Akron, OH

E-mail:  Weintraub at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://giveto.osu.edu 
Director of Campaigns and Volunteer Programs 
                                         Cristine Dennis 



 COLLEGES


Arts and Humanities
(Division of the College of Arts and Sciences)

June Sallee AntoineJUNE SALLEE ANTOINE
BA Arts and Sciences ’51

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (second term)

Retired Assistant Principal
Shaker Heights High School
Shaker Heights, OH

E-mail:  Antoine at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://artsandsciences.osu.edu
Divisional Dean Mark W. Shanda 

 

 

Fisher College of Business
Denis SimonDENIS G. SIMON
BS Business Administration ’69
(MBA '73, Miami University (Ohio))

Council Term:  October 2010-2013 (first term)

Senior Executive Vice President
Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Dallas, TX

E-mail:  Simon at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://www.cob.ohio-state.edu/
Dean Christine A. Poon

 

College of Dentistry

Theodore R. PopeTHEODORE R. POPE
BS Arts and Sciences '66
BS Education '69
DDS ’73
(from Northwest University:  Certification in Orthodontics '76; Masters in Orthodontics '83)

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (second term)

Retired Orthodontist
Pope Orthodontics
Englewood, OH

E-mail:  Pope at council.ohiostatealumni.org

                                     Web site:  http://www.dent.ohio-state.edu
                                     Dean Patrick M. Lloyd
 

College of Education and Human Ecology
Vacant 

Web site:  http://ehe.osu.edu/
Dean Cheryl L. Achterberg

 

College of Engineering
Dan KimmetDANIEL E. KIMMET
BS Mechanical Engineering ’71
MS Mechanical Engineering ’72

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (first term)

Retired, Chief Executive Officer
Dillin Corporation
Perrysburg, OH

E-mail:  Kimmet at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: http://engineering.osu.edu/
Dean David B. Williams


Graduate School
Vacant

Web site:  http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/
Dean Patrick S. Osmer

 

College of Law
Mary Ellen FairfieldMARY ELLEN FAIRFIELD
JD Law ’73
(BA with honors '70, Purdue University)

Council Term:  April 2013-2016 (second term)

Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Columbus, OH

E-mail:  Fairfield at council.ohiostatealmni.org

Web site:  http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/
Dean Alan C. Michaels

 

 

 

 

College of Medicine
Ella L. ToombsELLA L. TOOMBS
MD '81
(BS Biology '76, Chicago State University)

Council Term:  April 2012-2015 (second term)

Assistant Professor and Assistant Attending Dermatologist
Dermatology Patient Services
RUSH University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

E-mail:  Toombs at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://medicine.osu.edu/
                                   Dean Charles J. Lockwood
 

College of Nursing
Ellen B. RudyELLEN B. RUDY
BS Nursing ’58 cum laude

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (second term)

Dean Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing
Columbus, OH 

E-mail:  Rudy at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://nursing.osu.edu/ 
Dean Bernadette Melnyk 

 

 


College of Optometry

Roger SaneholtzROGER L. SANEHOLTZ
OD Optometry ’74

Council Term:  April 2010-2014 (first term)

Optometrist
Tri-State Vision Center, Inc.
Montpelier, OH

E-mail:  Saneholtz at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: http://optometry.osu.edu/
Dean Melvin D. Shipp

 


College of Pharmacy

Marilyn E. WollettMARILYN E. WOLLETT
BS Pharmacy ’65

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (first term)

Retired Pharm Director
Medco Health Solutions Inc. &
Medco Health Affiliates
Columbus, OH 

E-mail:  Wollett at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu/
Dean Henry J. Mann

 

College of Public Health
Bob CampbellROBERT J. CAMPBELL
BS Biological Sciences '71
MS Preventive Medicine '79
PhD Preventive Medicine '90

Council Term:  October 2010-2013 (first term)

Retired Deputy Director
Center for Public Health Statistics and Informatics
Columbus, OH

E-mail:  Campbell at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://cph.osu.edu/
                                         Dean William J. Martin, II

 
Social and 
Behavioral Sciences
(Division of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Dean GibsonH. DEAN GIBSON
BA Sociology (with emphasis in Criminology) ’74

Council Term:  April 2013-2016 (second term)

Senior Vice President
Aon Hewitt
Columbus, OH 

E-mail:  Gibson at council.ohiostatealumni.org


Web site: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu
Divisional Dean Gifford Weary 

 

College of Social Work
Stan EichenauerH. STANLEY EICHENAUER
MSW '70
(M.Div. '60, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH; BS '57, Bowling Green State University)

Council Term: November 2011-2014 (second term)

Retired
President and Chief Executive Officer
Eastway Corporation
Dayton, OH

E-mail: Eichenauer at council.ohiostatealumni.org

                                     Web site: http://www.csw.ohio-state.edu
                                     Dean Tom Gregoire

 

College of Veterinary Medicine
R. Tod BeckettR. TOD BECKETT
DVM '89
(BA Biology '84, Denison University)

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (first term)

Medical Director
VCA Mill Run Animal Hospital
Hilliard, OH

E-mail:  Beckett at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/
                                       Dean Lonnie J. King

 

The Ohio State University at Lima
Chad MetzgerCHAD F. METZGER
BS Finance '97

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (first term)

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
Wapakoneta, OH 

E-mail:  Metzger at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  www.lima.ohio-state.edu/
Interim Dean/Director Gregory S. Rose

 

The Ohio State University at Mansfield
Anne O. EppersonANNE O. EPPERSON
C Dental Hygiene '57

Council Term:  November 2011-2014 (second term)

Retired Dental Hygenist
Smile Dental Office
Galion, OH 

E-mail:  Epperson at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: www.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/
Dean/Director Stephen M. Gavazzi

 

The Ohio State University at Marion
Russell A. McBride, IIIRUSSELL A. MCBRIDE, III
BS Pharmacy ’71

Council Term:  November 2010-2013 (second term)

Pharmacy Manager
The Kroger Company
Marion, OH 

E-mail:  McBride at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: http://osumarion.osu.edu/  
Dean/Director Gregory S. Rose

 

The Ohio State University at Newark
Bobby PersingerROBERT A. PERSINGER
AA Arts and Sciences '06
BA Psychology '07

Council Term: April 2013-2016 (first term)

Director, Prevention Services
Pathways of Central Ohio
Newark, OH

E-mail: Persinger at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: www.newark.osu.edu/
Dean/Director William L. MacDonald

 

OFFICES


Office of Business and Finance
Terina MatthewsTERINA J. MATTHEWS
MA Education '96
Masters in Labor and Human Resources '98
(BA Education '93, University of Louisville)

Council Term:  October 2012-2015 (first term)
 
Associate Manager, Human Resources
Yum! Brands
Louisville, KY

E-mail:  Matthews at council.ohiostatealumni.org

                                    Web site: www.busfin.ohio-state.edu
   Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Geoffrey S. Chatas

 

Office of Health Sciences
Nwando OlayiwolaJ. NWANDO OLAYIWOLA
BS '97 summa cum laude
MD ’01
(MPH '05, Harvard School of Public Health)

Council Term:  April 2013-2016 (first term)

Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Primary Care
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA 


E-mail:  Olayiwola
at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: www.medicine.osu.edu/
Senior Vice President Steven G. Gabbe 

 

Office of Health Services
Julie SwickJULIE B. SWICK
MS Biomedical Engineering '87
(BS Pre-Med '83, The Pennsylvania State University)

Council Term:  July 2013 - April 2014 (first term)

Vice President, Life Sciences Research Operations
Battelle Memorial Institute
Columbus, OH


Web site: 
www.medicine.osu.edu/
Vice President Peter E. Geier

 

Office of Student Life
Cathy BlackfordCATHERINE C. BLACKFORD
BA Journalism '80

Council Term:  April 2013-2016 (first term)

Executive Director
The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
Columbus, OH

E-mail:  Blackford  at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/
Vice President Javaune Adams-Gaston

 

Office of University Communications
Thomas MurnaneTHOMAS M. MURNANE
BA Marketing'70; MBA'78

Council Term:  October 2013-2016 (first term)

Retired as Partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers
Principal/Owner of ARC Business Advisors
Los Angeles, CA

E-mail:  Murnane at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  http://relations.osu.edu/
Vice President Melinda D. Church

 

Athletic Council


Bill HosketBILL F. HOSKET 
BS Business Administration '68

Council Term:  July 2013-2015 
(senior representative, single term)


E-mail:  Hosket at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site:  www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com
Director of Athletics Gene D. Smith





The Ohio State University Foundation Board
EDWIN L. OVERMYER
BS Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences '61

Council Term: April 2013-2016 (first term)

Retired CEO
Berwangen Overmyer Associates
Columbus, OH

E-mail: Overmyer at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: http://giveto.osu.edu
Senior Vice President for Advancement and President of The Ohio State University Foundation Michael C. Eicher


WOSU Public Media

Tiffany MillerTIFFANY C. MILLER

BA Journalism '96
JD Law '00

Council Term:  April 2011-2014 (second term)

Attorney/Of Counsel
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
Columbus, OH

E-mail:  Miller at council.ohiostatealumni.org

Web site: www.wosu.org
General Manager Thomas M. Rieland

 

Chair, Board of Directors

Chris ItoCHRISTOPHER A. ITO, CHAIR
BS Business Administration '88

Council Term:  September 2013-2015

Principal, Carmen Ventures, LLC
Madison, NJ

Council Term:  October 2013-2015

E-mail:  Ito at council.ohiostatealumni.org



Past Chair, Board of Directors

Irene Bandy-HeddenIRENE BANDY-HEDDEN, CHAIR
PhD Education '79
(BS Education '62, Ohio University;
MA '67, Eastern Kentucky University)

Council Term:  October 2013-2016

President, Paragon Communications
Sarasota, FL

E-mail:  Bandy-Hedden at council.ohiostatealumni.org



Past Chair, Board of Directors

Joe DamoreJOSEPH F. DAMORE (2009-2011)
MS Allied Medical Professions '76
(BA Arts '74, Thiel College)

Council Term:  September 2011-2014

Vice President
Premier Consulting Solutions
Washington, DC

E-mail:  Damore at council.ohiostatealumni.org