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Office of the Dean of Students

Office of the Dean of Students

Welcome Message from the Dean of Students

Kathy Fahl

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Dean of Students for Ohio University. In 2018, I began my first role at OHIO as the Assistant Dean of Students. In this role, I oversaw the development of Bobcats Helping Bobcats, a program supporting students on the Athens campus who are experiencing emergencies that may impact their overall well-being and ability to be successful in college. As a social worker and advocate for students, I prioritize practical and compassionate solutions to ensure all students complete their degrees and achieve their goals.

I was a first-generation college student who struggled to know the resources and supports while at college and do not want anyone to miss opportunities like I did.  I want our Bobcats to know about the numerous staff, faculty, and peer leaders here on campus to help them on their OHIO journey.  Please reach out if I can help you. We are in this together and I am here to help students navigate every aspect of college life.

Kathy A Fahl, MSW
Dean of Students
(740) 593-1800

If students would like to consult about planning a protest, they can call the Dean of Students office at (740) 593-1800 for support and information.