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Search committee named for Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation


President M. Duane Nellis, in a message to the OHIO community, announces the search committee for the position of Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation.

Dear Ohio University community,

As you know, we are so fortunate to have Tom Davis currently filling the role of Vice President for University Advancement and President & CEO of the Ohio University Foundation in an interim capacity while we launch a search to find Bryan Benchoff’s replacement. I write to you today to share the names of the search committee we have created that will be given the task of working with a national search firm to recruit our next Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation.


Vice President for University Advancement and President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation
Search Committee Membership  

Renée Middleton, Co-Chair
Dean, Patton College of Education  

Scott Titsworth, Co-Chair
Dean, Scripps College of Communication  

Peggy Viehweger 
Board of Trustees, Ohio University Trustee  

Perry Sook 
Foundation Board, Ohio University Foundation Trustee  

Jan Scites 
Foundation Board, Ohio University Foundation Trustee  

Sandy Anderson 
Foundation Board, Ohio University Foundation Trustee  

David Wolfort, Alumni Representative 
Past Board of Trustee Member  

Ron Teplitzky 
Alumni Board, OUAA Board Chair  

Brooke Mauro 
Board of Trustees, Student Trustee

Deborah Shaffer 
Vice President Finance and Administration/Treasurer of the Foundation  

Kelli Kotowski 
Advancement Administrator, University Advancement  

Candice Casto 
Advancement Administrator, University Advancement  

Susan Williams 
Faculty Member, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine  

Pete Mather 
Faculty Member, Patton College of Education  

Lorna Jean Edmonds 
Administrator, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies  

Christopher Hayes
Faculty Member, Director, School of Music 

Jessica Wingett  
Executive Director, Office of Research and Grants, Administrative Senate Chair  

Jeff Fulk 
Classified Staff, Library Support Specialist  

Jennifer Kirksey, Search Support
Chief of Staff  

April Koska, Search Support 
Executive Assistant, Scripps College of Communication