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Ryan Lombardi named interim vice president for student affairs

On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire OHIO community announcing Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi had be appointed interim vice president for student affairs.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I am very pleased to inform you that Ryan Lombardi, Ohio University's associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, has been appointed interim vice president for student affairs. His appointment begins June 1. Upon completion of the requirements for his doctoral degree in the 2012 fall semester, which is a requisite for the position, Ryan will assume the full title of vice president for student affairs.

While we had three outstanding finalists for the position, Ryan clearly is the right person to assume the student affairs leadership role. As dean of students, Ryan has been a staunch advocate for Ohio University's students. He has demonstrated that he is a person of great integrity who inspires and motivates students, administrators, and staff throughout the Division. He has developed strong working relationships with our partners in the City of Athens and has spearheaded unique partnerships with our faculty and colleges to enhance the student experience. I believe he will help us achieve even greater heights as we continue our work to provide the nation's best transformative learning community for our students.

Identifying high-quality candidates for senior leadership positions takes a great amount of time and commitment. I want to thank Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit for chairing the search committee for this most important leadership position. I also want to express my gratitude to the members of the search committee who were very thoughtful and deliberate in their review of candidates for our next vice President for student affairs. Thank you for your great work!

Please join me in congratulating Ryan Lombardi on his appointment as interim Vice President for Student Affairs!


Roderick J. McDavis