Today's Update: Friday, June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023

Dear Student Life team, 

Happy High Five Friday. 

This is a big weekend for celebrations, with both Juneteenth and Pride being observed over the next few days. High Fives to everyone participating in any of the events on campus or around the community.  

High Fives to the team members who helped make Leadership Lab successful, including Julie Sanzone, D’Arcy Oaks, Chrisse Edmunds, Tori Rehr, Will Cangialosi, Erin McAlhaney, Ari Camel, Mercedes Wallace, Chris Antjas, Marjorie Freggens and Jen Pelletier. Leadership Lab is our annual staff development program planned by the Student Life Leadership Project to help all our team members build their skills in leadership education. This year focused on the Student Life Learning Goals and Outcomes.  

We haven’t come to the first official day of summer, but many of our team members are hard at work preparing for autumn. High Fives to all the people preparing residence hall rooms and spaces, working out room assignments, preparing programs, presenting at Orientation and more.  

Don’t forget Monday is a university holiday in honor of Juneteenth. Have a Scarlet and Great weekend!  


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD

Senior Vice President for Student Life
The Ohio State University