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July 18, 2012

J. Patrick Campbell appointed to the Ohio University Board of Trustees 

J. Patrick Campbell has been appointed to a three year term as a national trustee on the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Campbell was appointed at the Board’s meeting on June 22, 2012 and is taking the position vacated by Frank Krasovec. 

National trustees are appointed by the Board and do not have voting rights. 

Campbell, a 1971 graduate of Ohio University, is currently the executive chairman of the Board of Universal Companies, an international distributor of products, equipment and supplies to spas, skincare professionals and resort and destination properties. Prior to that, he served as Universal Companies’ chief executive officer. 

Campbell also serves on the board of directors of Rocky Brands, Inc., The E. F. Wildermuth Foundation and The Ohio University Foundation as its vice chairman. 

He retired as president of Nasdaq U.S. Markets in December, 2001. From January, 1997 to December, 2001, Campbell held various executive positions at the Nasdaq Stock Market, including chief operating officer for Nasdaq Inc. and chairman of Nasdaq Investment Products. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Campbell worked as a senior executive vice president for The Ohio Company from 1971 to 1996 and served as a member of their board of directors.  

Campbell is a retired command pilot from the United States Air Force (Ohio Air National Guard) and was awarded The Bronze Star, the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and other decorations.  

Since 2002, Campbell has been primarily engaged in a corporate turnaround practice and is a recognized authority on financial markets and in the areas of corporate structure, finance and governance matters.  

Campbell and his wife Ellen, a Columbus, Ohio native, reside in Potomac, Md. 

For more information on the Ohio University Board of Trustees, visit

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