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Presidential Leadership Society

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About the Presidential Leaders

The members of the Presidential Leadership Society 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 the Office of the President. 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 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 at special events on and off campus

Undergraduate Presidential Leaders

(* Denotes Returning Member)

Maria Benitez Iglesias

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  • Hometown:  Portsmouth, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Biological Sciences
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2023

 

Edward Brenya

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  • Hometown:  Ghana, West Africa
  • Major/Minor:  Biological Sciences
  • College:  Honors Tutorial College
  • Graduating Year:  2023

 

 

Pat Daley

Pat Daley
  • Hometown:  Hartville, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Integrated Media
  • College:  Scripps College of Communication
  • Graduating Year:  2022

Aanya Datta

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  • Hometown:  Calcutta, India
  • Major/Minor:  Psychology
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2024

  

Ellen Gill-Franks

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  • Hometown:  Lancaster, OH
  • Major/Minor:  English (Pre-Law)
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2022

  

Eli Hendrix

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  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Health Services Administration
  • College:  College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Graduating Year:  2022

  

Abby Hutzel

Abby Hutzel
  • Hometown:  Cincinnati, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Global Studies
  • College:  Center for International Studies
  • Graduating Year:  2023

 

Maggi Karagosian

Maggi Karagosian Headshot
  • Hometown:  Covington, KY
  • Major/Minor:  Journalism and Economics
  • College:  Honors Tutorial College
  • Graduating Year:  2022

Danielle Klein*

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  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • College:  Russ College of Engineering
  • Graduating Year:  2022

Brendan Lowe*

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  • Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Major/Minor:  Management Information Systems
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2022

Chase McCorkle*

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

  

Mary Pahoundis

Mary Pahoundis
  • Hometown:  Cambridge, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism
  • College:  Patton College of Education
  • Graduating Year:  2022

 

 

Derek Schweizer*

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  • Hometown:  Lima, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • College:  College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Graduating Year:  2023

  

Ogbonna Uche*

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  • Hometown:  Charlotte, NC
  • Major/Minor:  International Business
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2023

 

Macie Westrick*

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  • Hometown:  Belpre, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Marketing
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2022

Jayne Yerrick*

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  • Hometown:  Uniontown, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Journalism and Sociology
  • College:  Honors Tutorial College
  • Graduating Year:  2022

 

 

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.