OU-HCOM welcomes Ruff as new chief financial officer
(ATHENS, Ohio—May 9,
2013) The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)
has hired Shelley Ruff, M.B.A., B.A., as its new chief financial
Ruff will oversee OU-HCOM’s Financial Planning and Services Unit,
which includes the college’s three campuses and the Centers for
Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), the college’s consortium
of 28 teaching hospitals and health care organizations across Ohio.
She will also serve as treasurer of the CORE board. She began her
duties on May 6, 2013.
we embark on a period of historic growth, it is critical that we
have the right people in key leadership positions,” said OU-HCOM
Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O. “Shelley brings to this
position a wealth of experience in both finance and higher
education, which will prove invaluable as we shape the future of
medical education through the college and its two new extension
Ruff’s background includes work in banking, financial management and
operations, and information technology planning and management. She
has held positions in corporate and higher education environments.
2001, Ruff has served in various positions at Ohio University, most
recently as director of Academic Information Solutions and program
director of the Rufus Initiative. A multi-faceted program, the Rufus
Initiative was established to modernize, streamline and advance the
university’s information technology infrastructure. The program
encompasses several distinct and related projects, including the
implementations of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Identity Management,
University Portal, and Enterprise Data Warehouse and Reporting.
Previously, she directed OU’s Application and Information Solutions
department, where she created the first recognized technology
portfolio management office at the university. While at OU, Ruff
also served as assistant vice president for finance, as an adjunct
faculty member in the Russ College of Engineering and as project and
process improvement manager for the Electronic Document Management
to coming to OU, Ruff was employed with Columbus-based American
Electric Power, Hocking College as well as a bank in Logan, Ohio.
holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Franklin
University, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in
management information systems from OU, and an associate’s degree
from Hocking College.
replaces Kathy Brooks who is serving as executive director
overseeing the implementation of the historic $105 million gift from
the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations that the college received in