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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 Randy Gardner (ex-officio)
Sen. Peggy Lehner (ex-officio)

University  Administration

University Board of Trustees

University Board of Trustees Term Expires
David C. Deibel, Chair 2020
Anita A. Hackstedde, Vice Chair 2021
James E. "Ted" Roberts 2022
John R. Jakubek 2023
Molly S. Seals 2024
Michael A. Peterson 2025
Capri S. Cafaro 2026
Charles T. George 2027
Allen L. Ryan, Jr. 2028
Franklin S. Bennett Jr., Secretary Not a Trustee
Rocco Core, Student Trustee 2020
Victoria M. Woods, Student Trustee 2021

Executive Level

Executive Level Position
James P. Tressel, MA President
Brien N. Smith, PhD Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Holly A. Jacobs, JD Vice President and General Counsel
Neal P. McNally, MPA Vice President for Finance and Business Operations
Eddie J. Howard Jr., MA Vice President for Student Affairs
William M. Sherman, PhD Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Board Professional
Michael Hripko, MBA Associate Vice President, External Relations, Government Affairs, and Economic Development

Division of Academic Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs Position
Kevin E. Ball, PhD Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Planning
Jennifer Pintar, PhD Associate Provost, Academic Administration
Nathan P. Myers, PhD Associate Provost, International Programs
Carol Lynnett Bennett Assistant Provost, Diversity and Inclusion
Martha Pallante, PhD Interim Dean, CLASS, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Charles L. Howell, PhD Dean, BCOE, Beeghly College of Education
Betty Jo Licata, PhD Dean, WCBA, Williamson College of Business Administration
Tammy A. King, PhD Interim Dean, BCHHS, Bitonte College of Health and Human Services
Phyllis M. Paul, PhD Dean, CCCA&C, Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communication
Sal A. Sanders, PhD Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Wim F. Steelant, PhD Dean, STEM, College of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Amy Cossentino, PhD Dean, Honors College
Ana M. Torres, BBA Co-Director, Maag Library
Christine Adams, MLS Co-Director, Maag Library

Division of Enrollment Planning and Management

Division of Enrollment Planning and Management Position
Jeanne M. Herman, BSBA University Registar

Division of Finance and Administration

Division of Finance and Administration Position
Neal P. McNally, MPA Vice President for Finance and Business Operations
Katrena S. Davidson, CPA, MBA Controller
John P. Hyden, BCT Associate Vice President, Facilities Maintenance
Susan Ewing Bursar
Terri Orlando Budget Officer, Academic Affairs
James A. Yukech Associate Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

Division of Legal Affairs and Human Resources

Division of Legal Affairs and Human Resources Position
Holly A Jacobs Vice President and General Counsel
Gregory Morgione Associate General Counsel
Cynthia Kravitz Associate Vice President of Human Resources / Chief Human Resources Officer
David Sipusic Associate General Counsel, Research and EEO Compliance

Division of Multicultural Affairs

Division of Multicultural Affairs Position

Division of Student Experience

Division of Student Experience Position
Eddie J. Howard Jr., MA Vice President for Student Affairs
Joy L. Polkabla Byers Executive Director, Campus Recreation and Wellbeing
Nicole Kent-Strollo Director, Student Outreach and Support
John L. Young Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Erin E. Driscoll Executive Director, Student Experience and Residence Life
Elaine Ruse Executive Director, Student Enrollment Services
Erin Hungerman Associate Director, Student Conduct

Division of Student Success

Division of Student Success Position
Claire Berardini, PhD Associate Provost, Student Success
Karla Krodel Senior Director, College Access and Transition
Amy Gordon Director, Comprehensive Testing Center
Christina Hardy Director, Career and Academic Planning
Ann Jaronski, PhD Director, Student Counseling Center
Leslie Page Director, First Year Student Services
Becky L. Varian Director, Center for Student Progress

Division of University Relations

Division of University Relations Position
Shannon Tirone, AB Associate Vice President for University Relations
Ronald A. Cole Public Information Officer
Jacquelyn M. LeViseur Director, University Events
Ross L. Morrone Director, University Marketing
Gary A. Sexton, MM Director, WYSU-FM
Shawn Varso Chief of Police