Stuckey and his wife, Marilyn, outside of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey Academic & Research Center during its grand opening celebration.
Nov 5, 2010
Today, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award, upon alumnus Charles Stuckey.
The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to the Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of the Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker.
A stalwart Ohio University volunteer, Stuckey currently serves on the Ohio University Board of Trustees as a National Trustee. He serves as chair of the campaign steering committee for the University’s $450 million “The Promise Lives Campaign,” is a trustee emeritus of The Ohio University Foundation, is on the Board of Visitors for the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and serves on the Ohio University IT Steering Committee.
During the Bicentennial Campaign he served as chair of the Russ College’s Advancement Committee. He was inducted into the Russ College Academy of Distinguished Graduates in 2000.
The Baker Award has been presented to a small and select company of men and women who have had a lasting and significant impact on Ohio University, and whose contributions have set a standard of excellence. In fact, this marks just the 10th time that the Foundation has bestowed this honor.
“Caring determination and thoughtful dedication are sentiments that exemplify the person that Chuck Stuckey is and the kind of leadership he provides to all organizations – especially Ohio University – with which he is involved. He is an alumnus, who has been very generous in devoting his personal time and treasure to ensure the strength of his alma mater for future generations of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. He is very deserving of this high honor,” said Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis.
Stuckey, who earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Ohio University 1966, was chairman, president and CEO of RSA Security Inc., until 2003 and was a director on the board until the company’s sale to EMC2 Corporation in 2006. RSA Security is a leading supplier of technology and products for user authentication and for securing transactions on the Internet. He currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies.
Stuckey and his wife Marilyn also have made a number of gifts to the University and to the Russ College including a $5 million gift in 2004 that was instrumental in the construction of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey Academic & Research Center.
“Chuck’s involvement with the Russ College and Ohio University has been long-lasting, and the combination of his financial commitment and thoughtful advice sets a new standard of excellence for future recipients of the Baker Award,” said Russ College Dean Dennis Irwin.
Stuckey, the oldest of six children, was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. He attended Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus while working full time for the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation. He later commuted to the Athens Campus while working part-time jobs in Athens and Lancaster. He and Marilyn reside in Carlisle, Mass., and have one daughter, Sherrie.
The Ohio University Foundation is the repository for all private gifts through annual giving programs, capital, and special campaigns and planned or deferred gifts. The Foundation is an institutionally related, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501c(3) organization.