The Ohio State University at Newark


Alumni Advisory Council Visits Ohio State Newark

April 17, 2015 - Newark, OH - For the first time in its history, The Ohio State University Alumni Advisory Council visited a regional campus of the university; and the regional campus they chose was Ohio State Newark.

Dozens of members of the Council were in attendance, including two-time Heisman Trophy winner and president and CEO of the Ohio State Alumni Association, Archie Griffin. While most of the Council had not visited the Ohio State Newark campus before, Griffin had visited the campus many times, “It’s a beautiful campus,” he said, “I enjoy coming here.”

This visit included a welcome and overview of Ohio State Newark by William L. MacDonald, executive dean of the regional campuses and dean/director of The Ohio State University at Newark, followed by a panel discussion and questions and answers session with Ohio State Newark alumni, students and faculty. The alumni panel included Jerry Besanceney ’73, Linda James ‘78, ’82, Kathy Lloyd ’99 and John Whittington ’74. The student panel was comprised of Blair Castle and Brittany Henry. Representing the faculty were Dr. Angela Bryant - assistant professor Sociology, Dr. Niles Johnson - assistant professor Mathematics, Dr. Mitch Lerner - associate professor History and Dr. Elizabeth Weiser - associate professor English.

The Alumni Advisory Council represents the academic and administrative breadth of Ohio State and is advisory to the president of the university and to the association board of directors, promoting the general welfare and interests of the university. Its mission: We are relentlessly committed to enriching lifelong relationships among the alumni body and our university.

To view photographs from the Alumni Advisory Council visit, click here.

To learn more about the Alumni Advisory Council, go to: https://www.osu.edu/alumni/about-us/aac.html.