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Two alumni elected to Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees


A University College alumnus and a College of Business alumnus have been elected to serve on Ohio University’s Foundation Board, a non-profit organization responsible for all private gifts to Ohio University.

Franklin Stevens, a Jackson, Ohio native, graduated from University College in 1974,  and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1983. He is the director of health analytics at Berkeley Research Group and resides in Santa Ana, Calif.

Stevens spent seven years at Navigant Consulting as a managing director before joining Deloitte, LLC, an audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting firm. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the International Association of Insurance Receivers. He chairs the College of Health Sciences and Professions Campaign Steering Committee and is an annual giver to University College at Ohio University.

"I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve as a trustee of the Ohio University Foundation," said Stevens. "I passionately believe that Ohio University offers an educational experience that refines students into future thinkers, strategist, educators, researchers, leaders and ethical citizens through academic challenge and opportunities for personal development."

Stevens made his first gift to Ohio University in 1984 and since then has gifted pledge payments to the Franklin B. Stevens Scholarship for the College of Health Sciences and Professions..

After graduating from OHIO's College of Business, Keith Wandell, of Bluffton, S.C., continued his education at the University of Dayton where he received his masters of business administration. Wandell, originally from Lima, Ohio, is the president and chief executive officer at Harley-Davidson, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis.

Wandell spent 19 years at Johnson Controls, Inc., advancing to president and chief operating officer prior to accepting his position at Harley-Davidson. He is a member of the board of directors for Dana Holding Corporation, Harley-Davidson and Johnson Controls, Inc. He also serves as vice chair on the Michigan Minority Business Development Council, a not-for-profit organization that works toward minority-owned business development.