Ohio University, the nation's first institution of higher education west of the Allegheny Mountains, is poised to celebrate its bicentennial beginning in the fall of 2003. While observing traditions of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, the search for knowledge and understanding through research, learning in a residential campus environment and service to the region, Ohio University will highlight its 200-year history with a variety of events and activities concluding in the spring of 2004.
In the Spring of 2001 President Robert Glidden formed a Presidential Bicentennial Commission co-chaired by Alan Geiger and Nancy Prichard Crist (sub-commission members are listed below) to provide oversight for all activities. The committee members were charged with the following:
- Help identify, review, and shape the University's major bicentennial projects and events;
- Serve as consultants for regional campuses, colleges, and constituent units that may host
- Offer advice on calendar management, development of printed materials, and media relations
- Identify individuals who might be involved in community-outreach efforts.
Designed to bring focus and attention to the rich and vibrant community which is Ohio University, this schedule of events developed by the committee will feature creative works from the institution's artists as well as lectures, community events, exhibits and programs that reach well beyond southeastern Ohio.
For general questions concerning the Bicentennial, please contact Nancy Prichard Crist, co-chair of the Presidential Bicentennial Commission.
Athens Campus Faculty, Staff and Emeriti
Representatives from Administrative, Classified, and Faculty Senates; Faculty Representatives; Emeriti Association. Team leader - Louis Wright
Representatives from regional campuses, Lifelong Learning, International Studies. Team leader - Jim Fonseca
Carolyn Bailey Lewis
Students and Alumni
Representatives from Student and Graduate Student Senates; Alumni Board. Team leader - Bill Burke
Mary Alice Casey
Representatives from academic colleges and University Libraries. Team leader - Barbara Reeves
Assistant and/or Associate Deans from each Academic College
Representatives from the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board of Trustees. Team leader - Jack Ellis
Representatives from city and county government, Athens County Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce, Athens County Convention and Visitors' Bureau. Team leader - L. Alan Goldsberry