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Tracy Stuck

Tracy Stuck Assistant Vice President for Student Life

2039A Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-2135
stuck.9@osu.edu

Tracy, 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 advancement, programming, and student development. Tracy received her BA in education at Westminster College and her MA in counseling and educational psychology at Slippery Rock University. She has been at Ohio State since 1994 and overseen various departments throughout student life and projects such as building the new Ohio Union, Greek life task force and the Student Activity fee.

Felix Alonso

Felix Alonso Director, Student Philanthropy

2008 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street , Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-3129
alonso.2@osu.edu

Felix oversees and directs student philanthropy initiatives for the university. He also oversees BuckeyeThon, a student-driven philanthropic organization which coordinates Ohio State's Dance Marathon and has raised over $5M for hematology/oncology department at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Felix began his career at Ohio State in 2000 as director of student programs for the Alumni Association and later served as associate director for the Student Life Multicultural Center. He holds a BA in Spanish from Ohio State and a MEd in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont.

Jen Cottrell

Jen Cottrell Director of Marketing Operations

2033 Ohio Union, 1739 N High St., Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-5401
cottrell.76@osu.edu

Jen leads marketing operations for the Office of Student Life ensuring alignment with university and Student Life values, strategic areas of focus, branding and visual identity. Jen earned her BA in interpersonal communications from Bowling Green State University. She joined the Office of Student Life as an Assistant Director of Marketing in 2008. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Jen worked in The Columbus Dispatch events and advertising divisions.

Patricia Cunningham, PhD

Patricia Cunningham, PhD Director, Social Change

3034 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 733-9118
cunningham.212@osu.edu

Dr. Patricia F.R. Cunningham II is a three-time graduate of Ohio State University, having received her BA in Women's Studies (with a minor in Black Studies); a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs; and, a doctoral degree in Cultural Foundations. She oversees a number of community outreach programs, including Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection that involves projects in different neighborhoods in Columbus that have a high poverty rate, and the BuckeyeREACH program that connects students to mentors in youth prison facilities. She also teaches interdisciplinary courses on the subjects of poverty, race, gender, civic engagement and leadership.

Kurtis Foriska

Kurtis Foriska Director of Development

2033 Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-5878
foriska.1@osu.edu

Kurt works to gain support for Student Life programs and services through fundraising efforts. He is also responsible for the oversight of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Kurt began his career at Ohio State in 2003 as coordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life, and has held various positions in Student Activities, the Ohio Union, and Recreational Sports. He holds a BS in biology from Allegheny College, an MA in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and an MBA from Ohio State.

Rob Jech

Rob Jech Director, Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

2036 Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
614-578-7849
jech.2@osu.edu

Rob is responsible for the operation and development of the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program, a privately funded leadership development program specifically designed for upperclassmen. Rob joined Ohio State in 2004 in Student Life Recreational Sports and assisted with opening the Recreation and Physical Activity Center in August, 2005. He began his work in leadership development in 2012, as the Assistant Director - Staff Training and Development, creating and executing leadership and learning initiatives within Rec Sports. Rob holds a BA in Sports Business from the University of Mount Union and received his MA from Ohio State.

Ryan W. Lovell

Ryan W. Lovell Director of Parent, Family and Alumni Programs

2045 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-9153
lovell.113@osu.edu

As director of programming in the university's Office of Parent and Family Relations, Ryan assists in coordinating programs, services, and communications specifically for parents and families of Ohio State students. These include the annual Parent & Family Weekend in the fall and Sibs and Kids Weekend in the spring, and a regular e-mail message with campus updates, important deadlines, and other pertinent information. He also oversees alumni society relations for a number of Student Life departments. Ryan earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from West Chester University, and his master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. He has been at Ohio State since 2007, and previously held student life positions at Hartwick College and Lehigh University.