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 Returning Member)

Aleah Cumberbatch*

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  • Hometown:  Trinidad and Tobego
  • Major/Minor:  Master of Science in Public Administration
  • College:  Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Policy
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Chais Michael*

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

Undergraduate Presidential Leaders

(* Denotes Returning Member)

Isaac Ableman*

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

 

Courtney Archibald

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  • Hometown:  Ravenswood, WV
  • Major/Minor:  Interior Architecture and Philosophy
  • College:  College of Fine Arts
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Sydney Teny Borsellino

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  • Hometown:  Winter Garden, FL
  • Major/Minor:  Sociology
  • College:  Honors Tutorial College
  • Graduating Year:  2022

 

Casey Davis*

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

Ravi Harley*

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

Justin Kelley*

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

Danielle Klein

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  • Hometown:  Athens, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • College:  Russ College of Engineering
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Sarah Ladipo

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  • Hometown:  Pickerington, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Philosophy (Pre-Law)
  • College:  College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduating Year:  2023

Brenden Lowe

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  • Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Major/Minor:  Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • 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

Kelsey Nelson*

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  • Hometown:  Waterville, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Marketing
  • College:  College of Business
  • Graduating Year:  2020 - Dec.

Janie Peterson*

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

Lydia Sander

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  • Hometown:  Lancaster, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Music (Piano)
  • College:  College of Fine Arts
  • Graduating Year:  2021

Derek Schweitzer

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

Ryan Steere*

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

Andrea Smith

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  • Hometown:  Columbus, OH
  • Major/Minor:  Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition
  • College:  College of Health Sciences and Professions
  • Graduating Year:  2021

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.