Ohio University

Presidential Leadership Society

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About the Presidential Leaders

When he became Ohio University’s 21st president, President Nellis quickly recognized that Ohio University’s excellence is most apparent through its students and thus, the Presidential Leadership Society was formed. This group of student ambassadors serve as official representatives of Ohio University and the Office of the President at various presidential events throughout the academic year.

The Presidential Leaders are an elite society of student volunteers who give their time and talents to advance the priorities and initiatives of President Nellis. These premiere students are loyal Bobcats and role models who represent the very best Ohio University has to offer. Students apply to serve for one-year terms and must re-apply at the end of each term for consideration.

What Does A Presidential Leader Do?

L EARN more about the mission, vision, history and interworking of Ohio University
E NGAGE with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and friends of OHIO
A SSIST the Office of the President in furthering President Nellis’ strategic initiatives
D ETAIL the student experience to various constituents and polish public speaking skills
E LEVATE the reputation of OHIO by showcasing the tremendous talent of its students
R EPRESENT Ohio University and President Nellis at special events on and off campus

Current Members

Graduate Student Presidential Leaders

(* Denotes 2nd Year in Program)

Chais Michael*

Portrait of Chais Michael
  • Hometown:  Syracuse, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Master of Science in College Student Personnel
  • College:  Patton College of Education
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Susan Ngbabare*

Portrait of  Susan Ngbabare
  • Hometown:  South Sudan
  • Major/Minor:  Ed.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • College:  Patton College of Education
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Gurneet Raina*

Portrait of Gurneet Raina
  • Hometown:  Westlake, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • College:  Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Graduating Year:  2020

Carlie Tianello*

Portrait of Carlie Tianello
  • Hometown:  Lima, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Masters of Science in Political Science
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2022
 

Undergraduate Presidential Leaders

(* Denotes 2nd Year in Program)

 

Isaac Ableman

Portrait of Isaac Ableman
  • Hometown:  Dallas, TX
  • Major/Minor:  Entrepreneurship and Finance
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2022

 

Aissatou Boye*

Portrait of Aissatou Boye
  • Hometown:  Baltimore, MD
  • Major/Minor:  Sociology, Criminology, and African Studies
  • College:  College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2020

 

Aleah Cumberbatch

Portrait of Aleah Cumberbatch
  • Hometown:  Trinidad and Tobago
  • Major/Minor:  Psychology
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2020

Alvin Chaney*

Portrait of Alvin Chaney
  • Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • College:  Russ College of Engineering
  • Graduating Year:  2020

Casey Davis

Portrait of Casey Davis
  • Hometown:  Nelsonville, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Biological Sciences, Pre-Professional
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Alex Hankins

Portrait of Alex Hankins
  • Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Finance, Management Information Systems
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2020

Ravi Harley

Portrait of Ravi Harley
  • Hometown:  Kent, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Biology, Pre-Professional
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2021

 

Anna Huntsbarger

Portrait of Anna Huntsbarger
  • Hometown:  Middletown, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Middle Childhood Education
  • College:  Patton College of Education
  • Graduating Year:  2020
 

Justin Kelley*

Portrait of Justin Kelley
  • Hometown:  Liberty Township, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Finance
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2021
 

Chase McCorkle

Portrait of Chase McCorkle
  • Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Major/Minor:  Marketing
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2022

 

Sarah Negash*

Portrait of Sarah Negash
  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Integrated Language Arts Education
  • College:  Patton College of Education
  • Graduating Year:  2020

 

Kelsey Nelson

Portrait of Kelsey Nelson
  • Hometown:  Waterville, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Marketing
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2021

 

Janie Peterson

Portrait of Janie Peterson
  • Hometown:  Broadview Heights, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Health Services Administration
  • College:  College of Health Sciences & Professions
  • Graduating Year:  2021

 

Kyle Pusey

Portrait of Kyle Pusey
  • Hometown:  Columbia, MD
  • Major/Minor:  Health Services Administration
  • College:  College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Graduating Year:  2020

 

Lydia Sander

Portrait of Lydia Sander
  • Hometown:  Lancaster, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Music
  • College:  College of Fine Arts
  • Graduating Year:  2021

 

Ryan Steere

Portrait of Ryan Steere
  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Biology, Pre-Professional
  • College:  College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2021

 

Winter Wilson

Portrait of Winter Wilson
  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Environmental Studies and Journalism
  • College:  Honors Tutorial College
  • Graduating Year:  2020

 

 

For more information, please contact John T. Rogers, Director of Donor Relations and Presidential Events, and advisor to the Presidential Leadership Society, at (740) 593-2569 or rogersj1@ohio.edu.