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Voinovich School to host leadership panels


Ohio University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a pair of leadership panels and a dedication ceremony that the university's Voinovich School and University Libraries will sponsor at the end of this month.

The panels will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, on Ohio University's main campus and will include some of the state's best-known public officials who personify the subjects of each panel.

Women in Leadership - 1 p.m. in the third floor Faculty Commons of Alden Library 

•    Moderator Beverly Jones ('69, '75): Voinovich School Senior Fellow.

•    Introducer DeLysa Burnier: professor of Political Science at Ohio
University.

•    Panelist Jo Ann Davidson: Former Ohio house speaker and minority leader and president of JAD and Associates LLC.

•    Panelist Yvette McGee Brown ('82): first African-American woman to serve as a justice on Ohio's Supreme Court.

•    Panelist Pam Benoit: Executive Vice President and Provost of Ohio University.

Students, faculty, staff, and those involved/interested in women's leadership are encouraged to attend.

Leadership in Public Service - 3 p.m. in Ohio University's Walter Hall Board Governance Room

•    Moderator David Wilhelm ('77): president of Woodland Venture Management and visiting professor of leadership and public affairs with the Voinovich School

•    Panelist George V. Voinovich ('58): former U.S. senator and governor of Ohio.

•    Panelist Jo Ann Davidson: former Ohio house speaker and minority leader and president of JAD and Associates LLC.

•    Panelist Yvette McGee Brown ('82): first African-American woman to serve as a justice on Ohio's Supreme Court.

Student in leadership roles or interested in leadership issues are encouraged to attend the panel.

The panels are part of a two-day celebration culminating on Saturday, Oct. 1, with the Dedication ceremony for the Voinovich Seminar Room in Alden Library and the Voinovich Welcome Exhibit in The Voinovich School's Building 21.

The dedication will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 1, on the fifth floor of Vernon R. Alden Library and is open to the public. Artifacts and papers from the Voinovich Collection will be on display. Scheduled distinguished speakers and guests include Voinovich, President Emeritus Vernon Alden and President Roderick J. McDavis.