About Our Office

Mission

Students are the heart of Ohio University. In the Office of the Dean of Students, we advocate for students, coordinate response to student crisis, and provide outreach and engagement to parents and families. We advance the university mission of supporting the intellectual and personal development of our students through ongoing advocacy and care.

Staff

Kathy Fahl

(she/her/hers)
Interim Dean of Students
345 Baker University Center
kathy@ohio.edu

Chad Barnhardt

(he/him/his)
Assistant Dean of Students
345 Baker University Center
barnhard@ohio.edu

Kimberly Rouse

(she/her/hers)
Interim Assistant Dean of Student & Director of Survivor Advocacy Program
345 Baker University Center
kim.rouse@ohio.edu

Taylor Tackett

(he/him/his)
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility
349 Baker University Center
ttackett@ohio.edu

Tammy Andrews

(she/her/hers)
Executive Assistant
345 Baker University Center
andrewt1@ohio.edu

Rhianna Hunt

she/her/hers
Graduate Assistant for the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program
rh729716@ohio.edu

Giselle Garcia

(she/her/hers)
Graduate Assistant for the OHIO Basic Needs program
345 Baker University Center
gg134521@ohio.edu

Merilee Meyer

(she/her/hers)
Basic Needs Coordinator
345 Baker University Center
meyerm2@ohio.edu

Nate Padilla

(they/them/theirs)
Graduate Assistant for Student Senate
np977421@ohio.edu