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President Nellis announces search committee for new University general counsel


President Nellis has announced the members of the search committee for the University’s next general counsel after current general counsel John Biancamano announced his retirement earlier this year.

Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali, and Deborah Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation, will co-chair the committee. This committee includes a broad cross-section of our University. Members of this committee are listed below.

The University’s general counsel is provided through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the University President. As such, the Ohio Attorney General’s office has a representative serving on the search committee as well. The search committee will be comprised of:

  • Chaden Djalali, Executive Vice President and Provost / Co-Chair
  • Deborah Shaffer, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation / Co-Chair
  • Craig Bantz, Chief Information Officer
  • Colleen Bendl, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Paul Campbell, Administrative Senate Representative
  • Cary Cooper, Ohio University Trustee
  • Jeff Davis, Chief Audit Executive
  • Haley Duschinski, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Justin Fleming, Administrative Services Associate, Southern Campus Dean’s Office
  • Victor Goodman, Ohio University Trustee
  • Kerri Griffin, Director of Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Officer, Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility
  • D. Michael Grodhaus, Chief Counsel, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
  • Ken Johnson, Executive Dean, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Affairs Officer
  • Nico Karagosian, Vice President for University Advancement and President/CEO of the Ohio University Foundation
  • Barbara Nalazek, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Jim Schaus, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Joseph Shields, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College