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Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints Misty Crosby as new regional trustee

Published: October 7, 2021 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University Board of Trustees, today, named Misty Crosby, executive director of Buckeye Hills Regional Council in Marietta, as its new regional Trustee.

"Ohio University has a strong and lasting commitment to the success of the communities that we serve,” Board Chair Cary Cooper said. “My fellow Trustees and I believe Misty’s demonstrated professional career in regional government and non-profit administration will give our region a critical role and voice in University leadership.”

During its meeting, the Board voted to amend its bylaws to add a non-voting regional trustee to its membership, in appreciation for and recognition of the valuable contributions and insights to be gained from adding the regional representative.

Ohio University President Hugh Sherman proposed the addition of the seat during the Board’s meeting in August.

“Misty Crosby brings the perspective we need to help strengthen the University’s existing Southeast Ohio partnerships,” President Sherman said. “Her connection to the region will help us strategically serve the economic interests of our communities and deliver distinctive academic programming that connects to regional needs.”

Crosby has been executive director of Buckeye Hills Regional Council since 2007. She has been with the organization since 1991, previously serving as assistant executive director from 2004-07 and development director from 2001-04. She completed Executive Women in Leadership Certification at Cornell University in 2021, earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational management at Ohio Valley University in 2004, and an associate of applied business in accounting technology at Washington State Community College in 1997. 

“It is an honor to be named Ohio University’s first regional Trustee,” Crosby said. “I applaud President Sherman and the Trustees for their commitment to include a representative who can provide a regional viewpoint and for recognizing the value this perspective will add to the University’s leadership. I am looking forward to serving in this newly-created role and helping Ohio University connect its academic programming to the communities of Southeast Ohio.”

Crosby will begin her term as regional Trustee on Oct. 8, 2021 through June 30, 2024.