Today's Update: Friday, June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

Dear Student Life team, 

Happy High Five Friday. 

I want to start with a reminder about next week’s O-H! What a Celebration. It’s next Wednesday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. You know that appreciation is not only a Student Life Cultural Commitment but also something that is personally very important to me. This event is a way to express just how grateful I am for everyone on the Student Life team, so I hope to see you there. Don’t forget to RSVP online at so we have an accurate headcount for planning the food, activities etc. Bring your BuckID to the tent at Stadium Gate 36, where you can check in and get a ticket for the food truck of your choice. I really hope to see you there so we can celebrate a very successful year.  

High Five to the Center for Student Life’s Dr. Erica Regan and Tori Rehr for presenting this week at the Association for Institutional Research Forum on tools and strategies for communicating return on investment. Love that they are sharing their assessment knowledge with colleagues from around the country.   

A colleague suggests a High Five for Technology Services’ Jon Plante for his help with the Student Life websites, saying, “He’s always quick to respond and willing to offer support. I know if I run into a problem, I can ask Jon.” High Five, Jon!  

High Five to the Center for the Study of Student Life’s Josh Oconer for, as a colleague puts it, “providing really informative, engaging training on how to be a program user in Qualtrics.” 

Have a Scarlet and Great weekend!  


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD

Senior Vice President for Student Life
The Ohio State University