We are located on the 3rd floor of Baker University Center, at the end of the hallway labeled Administrative Offices (look for the rainbow flag!). 

Baker University Center can be entered on the 4th floor from Park Pl, or on the 1st floor from Oxbow Trail. Both entrances have power doors. The 3rd floor of Baker University Center can be accessed by stairs, escalator, or elevator. If you park in the parking garage under Baker University Center, you may take stairs up into the building, or take the parking garage elevator to the first floor, turn left, and then take stairs, the escalator, or the main elevators to the third floor.

348 Baker University Center 
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

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Dr. Micah McCarey
Dr. Micah McCarey
Director, Pride Center

Micah hails from the small college town of Oberlin, Ohio and has been a member of the Ohio University and Athens, Ohio communities since he arrived on OHIO’s Athens Campus for undergraduate studies in interpersonal and organizational communication in the Fall of 2003. In his undergraduate years at OHIO, Micah participated in a variety of leadership activities including work with various diversity groups, employment as a resident assistant, and student membership on OHIO’s Board of Trustees. The undergraduate honors thesis Micah completed per requirements of OHIO's Honors Tutorial College explored how communicative experiences give way to identity. This line of research inspired Micah to complete master’s-level studies in human development through OHIO’s Individual Interdisciplinary Program (IIP). Micah supported student success and diversity education throughout the ten years he spent working in OHIO's Division of Student Affairs prior to moving to the Division of Diversity and Inclusion in May 2019. In 2022, Micah completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program rooted in positive psychology and decision-making, which he uses to inform individual and group decision-making processes in his current work as OHIO’s Pride Center Director and as a member of Athens City Council.

Sarah Doherty
Sarah Doherty
Assistant Director, Pride Center

Sarah Doherty, MSW, started a GSA in her Massachusetts high school, and was active in LGBTQ and intersectional anti-oppression cultural work, community education, and activism both as a student at Cornell University in New York and with the Lesbian Avengers of Boston in the late 90s and early 2000s. After earning a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies, with an undergraduate sociology thesis on LGBT community experiences, she worked at the Cornell University LGBT Resource Center for five years on a two-person staff, and started organizing with Nolose, a fat liberation LGBT organization. She moved to Portland, OR to pursue a Masters in Social Work concentrating on Community Based Practice at Portland State University, where she also worked for the student government as the liaison to LGBTQIA+, disabled, women, parents, and Veterans’ communities, and organized with other students in the School of Social Work. In Oregon she worked in houseless youth drop-in support and case management, civic engagement, popular education and community organizing, training and neighborhood-based discussions on power dynamics and anti-oppressive practices, worked in programming and fundraising in Disability Arts and Disability Justice movement spaces, and joined the board of directors for Nolose. Sarah also developed LGBT campus and community programming and initiatives and organized with local and statewide trans communities in Jonesboro, Arkansas, worked in immigrant justice, anti-racism, and economic justice movements in Grand Rapids, Michigan, developed and ran the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, and co-founded and co-ran the Grand Rapids Area Mutual Aid Network to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. She joined the staff in January 2022. She sang in institutional, regional, and professional choirs before the pandemic began, and has had some of her visual art shown locally and nationally.