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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 Ohio Board of Regents, a nine-member advisory board to the chancellor with two ex-officio representatives from the state legislature, was created in 1963 by the General Assembly. Members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.

Responsibilities of the board include developing an independent annual report on the Condition of Higher Education in the state of Ohio and issuing an annual performance review of the chancellor. The board is also responsible for advising the chancellor on issues of statewide importance affecting higher education.

Member   Term Expires
Chancellor John Carey
Vinod K. Gupta, Chair
Thomas Humphries, Vice Chair
Kurt Kaufman
Elizabeth Kessler
Virginia M. Lindseth, PhD, Secretary
Sen. Peggy Lehner (ex-officio)
Rep. Gerald L. Stebelton (ex-officio)

University  Administration

University Board of Trustees

University Board of Trustees Term Expires
Carole S. Weimer, Chair2017
Leonard D. Schiavone, Vice Chair2018
Delores E. Crawford2019
David C. Deibel2020
Anita A. Hackstedde2021
James E. "Ted" Roberts2022
John R. Jakubek2023
Charles R. Bush2024
Samuel W. Grooms2025
Samantha Anderson, Student Trustee2017
Allan Metz, Student Trustee2018
Franklin S. Bennett Jr., SecretaryNot a Trustee

Executive Level

Executive Level Position
James P. Tressel, MA President
Martin A. Abraham, PhDProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Neal P. McNally, MPAVice President for Finance and Business Operations
Holly A. Jacobs, JDVice President and General Counsel

Division of Academic Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs Position
Kevin E. Ball, PhDAssociate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Charles L. Howell, PhDDean, BCOE, Beeghly College of Education
Sal A. Sanders, PhDDean, College of Graduate Studies
Betty Jo Licata, PhDDean, WCBA, Williamson College of Business Administration
Joseph L. Mosca, PhDDean, BCHHS, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Wim F. Steelant, PhDDean, STEM, College of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Phyllis M. Paul, PhDDean, CA&C, College of Creative Arts and Communication
Kristine L. Blair, PhDDean, CLASS, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Michael Hripko, MBAAssociate Vice President for Research
Ana M. Torres, BBAInterim Director, Maag Library

Division of Enrollment Planning and Management

Division of Enrollment Planning and Management Position
Gary D. Swegan, MAAssociate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
Susan E. DavisDirector, Admissions
Elaine RuseDirector, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Jeanne M. Herman, BS in BAUniversity Registar

Division of Finance and Administration

Division of Finance and Administration Position
Neal P. McNally, MPAVice President for Finance and Business Operations
Katrena S. Davidson, CPA, MBAController
Gloria J. KobusBursar
Kenneth A. SchindlerAssociate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
John P. Hyden, BCTExecutive Director, University Facilities

Division of Legal Affairs and Human Resources

Division of Legal Affairs and Human Resources Position
Holly A Jacobs, JDVice President and General Counsel
Gregory Morgione, JDAssociate General Counsel
Cynthia Kravitz, JDAssociate General Counsel, Equal Opportunity and Policy Compliance
Kevin W. ReynoldsChief Human Resources Officer
Ronald A. StrolloExecutive Director, Athletics

Division of Multicultural Affairs

Division of Multicultural Affairs Position
Sylvia J. Imler, PhDExecutive Director, Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Experience

Division of Student Experience Position
Eddie J. Howard Jr., MAAssociate Vice President for Student Experience
Joy L. Polkabla-ByersDiector, Campus Recreation & Andrews Recreation & Wellness Center
Director, Housing & Residence Life & Title IX Coordinator/Students
John L. YoungDirector, Kilcawley Center
Erin E. DriscollDirector, Student Activities and Greek Life

Division of Student Success

Division of Student Success Position
Michael D. Reagle, PhDAssociate Vice President for Student Success
Becky L. VarianDirector, Center for Student Progress
Sherri Harper-WoodsDirector, Upward Bound/SCOPE
VacantDirector, Career Services
Ann JaronskiDirector, Counseling Center

Division of University Relations

Division of University Relations Position
Shannon Tirone, ABAssociate Vice President for University Relations
Catherine A. CalaDirector, Alumni Engagement
Ronald A. ColeDirector, University Communications
Jacquelyn M. LeViseurDirector, University Events
Ross L. MorroneDirector, University Marketing
Gary A. Sexton, MMDirector, WYSU-FM
Shawn VarsoActing Chief of Police