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D'Andra Mull, PhD

D'Andra Mull, PhD Assistant Vice President for Student Life

3034 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-7393
mull.67@osu.edu

D’Andra, in her role as Assistant Vice President, serves on the executive leadership team for the Office of Student Life. Her focus and areas of expertise include student support and development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and graduate programming. D’Andra also serves on the graduate faculty as an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership's Higher Education and Student Affairs Program. She holds a BA in political science and criminal justice studies from Kent State University, an MA in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University, and a PhD in higher education from Ohio State. D’Andra has held student life positions for 12 years, at Kent State, Michigan State, and since 2004, at Ohio State.

Lois J. Harris

Lois J. Harris Director, Disability Services

150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3307 (voice), (614) 292-0901 (TDD)
harris.1595@osu.edu

Lois and her staff coordinate academic adjustments and accommodations for students with various documented disabilities, including learning disabilities, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, mobility limitations, attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), psychiatric conditions, and medical disabilities. Lois has a BS in education from Elizabeth City State University and a master's degree in special education from Ohio State. She has worked with Disability Services at Ohio State since 1985.

Davida Haywood, PhD

Davida Haywood, PhD Senior Executive Director, Multicultural Center

1022 Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-7094
haywood.21@osu.edu

Davida provides intellectual, multidisciplinary, and administrative leadership for the Multicultural Center.  This includes assessing student needs and developing policies, objectives, programs, and services to meet them; administering daily operations; and creating program and service partnerships with students, faculty, administrators, and community groups.  Davida earned a BS in Business Administration from Johnson C. Smith University, and an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a PhD in Educational Policy and Higher Education from Ohio State.  She joined the Student Life staff in 2011 after having served as director of multicultural affairs at Capital University.  She had also served in several teaching, staff, and graduate assistant capacities at Ohio State since 2003.

 

Chris Rideout, PhD

Chris Rideout, PhD Director, Career Counseling and Support Services
Psychologist, Counseling and Consultation Service

4th Floor Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 292-5766
rideout.1@osu.edu

Chris oversees and administers Career Counseling and Support Services, which promotes academic, personal and occupational success by assisting students in career decision-making and career development. She also provides counseling and clinical supervision and training at the Counseling and Consultation Service. She holds a BA in psychology and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Florida and a PhD in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. She has been in Student Life at Ohio State since 1985. Prior to that, she worked at Ohio Wesleyan University in the Counseling, Advising and Placement Center and taught in the Psychology Department.

Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson Director, Buckeye Careers

Younkin Success Center 210F, 1640 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 292-9190
thompson.2947@osu.edu

Nancy provides strategic leadership for Buckeye Careers, a program that offers career development assistance, support and resources for all Ohio State students. Nancy joined Student Life in 2014, bringing 20 years of experience from prior positions at JPMorgan Chase, Bank One and Gap Inc. Direct.  She has spent majority of her career in the employee development space working in various training and development leadership roles in Technology, HR, Finance, and Operations. Nancy earned her business administration degree from Ohio University.