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Molly Ranz Calhoun

Molly Ranz Calhoun Interim Senior Vice President for Student Life

3034 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-3501
calhoun.1@osu.edu

Molly, in her role as Interim Senior Vice President, leads the executive leadership team for the Office of Student Life. Her areas of expertise include facilities, strategic planning, and community development. Molly holds a BA in industrial design from Ohio State and has worked in Student Life since she was hired as a student employee in 1985. She has worked as a full time employee with the Office of Student Life since 1986.

Xen Riggs

Xen Riggs Associate Vice President for Student Life

Suite 1030, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-3231
riggs.44@osu.edu

Xen oversees The Jerome Schottenstein Center, the Fawcett Center, the Blackwell, and the Drake Conference and Event Center. He also has responsibility for various special projects, including management of large campus events and negotiation of some contracts and licensing agreements. Xen received bachelor's degrees in business management and speech and drama from Anderson University. He has worked at Ohio State since 1997. Before coming to Ohio State, Xen worked for a management company that handled musical artists, as well as at Anderson University, Illinois State, Kellogg Arena and University of Illinois.

Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed Senior Director, Dining Services

450 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-3663
ahmed.290@osu.edu

Zia provides oversight and general direction for University Residences and Dining Services' food service operations, including traditional cafeterias, Ohio Union dining services, café and cart operations, catering, and food service at regional campuses and two child care centers. He is responsible for long-range planning, fiscal management, and staff recruitment and management. He holds a master's degree from the University of Akron, and joined the Ohio State staff in September 2010, having previously served 16 years at the University of Akron, most recently as director of dining services and administration.

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 $6.5M 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.

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Andrew Crow Interim Senior Director, Operations

710 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-6041
crow.49@osu.edu

Andrew provides direction and support for Student Life's Building and Mechanical Services and Environmental Services. He has a BA from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, and an MA in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Policy. He earned a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and is a Certified Educational Facilities Professional (C.E.F.P.) He has worked in the Office of Student Life since 2007.

Ron Dye

Ron Dye Director, Building and Mechanical Services

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-6056
dye.2@osu.edu

Ron is responsible for maintenance and mechanical operations for Student Life facilities. He began work at Ohio State in 1986, and has spent his career in service to the university. He has achieved a number of certifications and recognition, including Certificate Member designation with Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and successful completion of the Associated Builders and Contractors HVAC Apprenticeship program. This extensive technical educational and hands-on training has earned him the North American Technician Excellence and ABC Craft Professional designations.

Kurtis Foriska

Kurtis Foriska Chief Development Officer and Special Assistant to the Student Life Senior Vice President

2037 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.

Jeremy Gabis

Jeremy Gabis Director, Facility Planning and Design

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-5363
Gabis.1@osu.edu

Jeremy provides leadership and direction for the Facility Planning and Design team, coordinating and completing the annual capital plan for the Office of Student Life from initial concept to completed project. His team also manages facility project planning for renewal and replacement and deferred maintenance projects; conducts facility condition audits; manages space assignments and lease agreements; and provides interior design services for all Student Life facilities and departments. Jeremy earned a BS in Architecture from Ohio State in 2007, and has worked in Student Life since being hired as a student employee in 2005.

Gladys Gibbs, MD

Gladys Gibbs, MD Director, Student Health Services

1875 Millikin Road, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-3250
gibbs.294@osu.edu

Dr. Gibbs is responsible for all aspects of the student health care program and student health policies, including providing leadership in the development and delivery of health related programs and services. She also serves as the general public health officer for students.

A Columbus native, Dr. Gibbs has recently returned from the east coast. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Masters in Management from Purdue University. She possesses a degree in Dentistry from Harvard University and a degree in Medicine from the University of Chicago.

Andrea Gintert

Andrea Gintert Senior Human Resource Officer

620 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-7523
gintert.2@osu.edu

Andrea leads the Student Life human resources team and provides strategic leadership and direction for all Student Life human resources functions, including hiring, talent management, performance management, compensation, employee and labor relations and organization development. She works closely with both the units in Student Life and the university's Office of Human Resources.

She joined Student Life in December 2011 after having served in similar capacities at Ohio State's offices of Facilities Operation and Development and Administration and Planning. Her experience also includes positions with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, MCI WorldCom, Ameritech and Capital University.

Andrea holds a BA in English and a Master of Public Administration from Ohio State. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources Management and a certified facilitator of several motivational and career development programs.

 

Kathleen Hatch

Kathleen Hatch Executive Director, Recreational Sports

B106 RPAC, 337 Annie & John Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
614-514-5972
hatch.126@osu.edu

Kathleen provides vision and leadership for Recreational Sports programs, services and facilities. Prior to joining Ohio State, Kathleen served as Assistant Vice President Campus Life at Washington State University and as a consultant developing innovative approaches to designing healthy campuses. Kathleen served as President of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (2013-14) and is a recognized international leader with over 25 years in higher education. Kathleen is a catalyst for inspiring cultural and organizational change while maximizing opportunities within the built and natural environments.  

Kathleen has been professionally active with several higher education associations for broader collective impact strategies including NIRSA, ACHA, NASPA, CACUSS and other active living, recreation, sport organizations and ministries.

 

 

Rob Jech

Rob Jech Director, Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

2049 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.

Daren T. Lehman

Daren T. Lehman Director of Operations, Facility Management and Logistics

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-8191
lehman.44@osu.edu

Daren supervises the Facility Services team that is responsible for Service 2 Facilities (24 hour FOD, Student Life, and Med Center facilities call center), Student Life Vertical Transportation, Younkin Success Center Facilities, Student Life Warehouse and Moving, and Student Life Automation. Each of these departments contribute to the overall mission of operating Student Life facilities efficiently and safely. Daren has been with Student Life since 2001 and studied business management at Marietta College and Eastern Kentucky University.

John Link

John Link Director, Technology Services

960 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
614-937-7460
link.142@osu.edu

John oversees Technology Services for the Office of Student Life. Technology Services provides services such as web and application development, IT project and portfolio management, ResNet, and the IT Support Center and IT infrastructure. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves Director, Energy Management and Sustainability

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-8207
reeves.5@osu.edu

Tom and his team work to develop ways of doing business that will have no impact on the environment. Their goal is to make Ohio State a “net zero” impact campus. Tom began work as a student employee at Ohio State in 1987 and has worked as a fulltime employee since 1994. He earned a BS in English education and has an MA in Educational Policy and Leadership. Both degrees are from Ohio State.

Stacey Renker

Stacey Renker Director, Risk and Emergency Management

600 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-688-8571
renker.5@osu.edu

Stacey leads the Risk and Emergency Management team which is responsible for helping to insure a safe environment for our students, staff, faculty and guests by utilizing a risk based approach for employee safety, physical security and emergency management.  Stacey received her BS in Human Ecology (Family and Community Human Services) from Ohio State and has worked in Student Life since being hired as a student employee in 1996.  She currently serves as the chair for the more than 370 members of the International Association of Emergency Managers – University and College Caucus.

 

Micky M. Sharma, PsyD

Micky M. Sharma, PsyD Director, Counseling and Consultation Service

4th Floor, Younkin Success Center, 1640 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-5766
sharma.369@osu.edu

Micky is responsible for vision, leadership, and administrative direction for Counseling and Consultation Services, which has 22 mental health staff members and 20-25 multidisciplinary mental health interns, fellows and advanced graduate practicum students, who provide a full range of mental health and substance abuse services to Ohio State students. He joined the Student Life team in September 2011, bringing experience from his previous positions as executive director of the Counseling and Student Development Center at Northern Illinois University (2007-2011) and associate director of Counseling and Wellness Services at Wright State University (2000-2007). Micky received his BS in psychology from the University of Dayton and his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Chicago Campus.

Larence Washington

Larence Washington Director, Environmental Services

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-2500
washington.78@osu.edu

Larence is responsible for custodial support for all Student Life facilities, providing a safe, clear and healthy indoor environment for everyone who visits these buildings. He has worked for Ohio State and the Office of Student Life since 1993, when he began as a front-line housekeeping employee. Larence is a Cleaning Management Institute certified trainer.

Willie J. Young, Sr.

Willie J. Young, Sr. Senior Director, Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services

3106 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-0100
young.56@osu.edu

Willie supervises the team that assists students, faculty, and staff in finding housing off campus, helps to integrate students into the off-campus community, provides educational information and connections to community resources, and strives to create a safer community. Willie received a BS in education and an MA in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. He has been at Ohio State since 1990 and in the student life profession since 1973.