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Kellie Uhrig, MBA

Kellie Uhrig, MBA Interim Assistant Vice President, Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Communications

3034A Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

Kellie oversees strategic communication efforts across all Student Life departments and acts as a liaison to internal and external partners. Kellie earned a BS in business administration and MBA from Ohio State. Before joining the Student Life staff in 2008, she was director of marketing and branding for The Columbus Dispatch.

Jen Cottrell

Jen Cottrell Director, Marketing Operations

2033 Ohio Union, 1739 N High St., Columbus, OH 43210

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.

Dave Isaacs

Dave Isaacs Manager, Communication and Media Relations

2030 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

Dave handles news media inquiries to the Office of Student Life along with other communications duties. He joined the university in 2012 after serving as Communications Director at the Ohio House of Representatives. Prior to that, he spent a number of years as a broadcast journalist, including news management positions at news radio stations in Columbus, Ohio; Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan; and Houston and Austin, Texas. Dave is a Columbus native, and received his BA from Denison University and an MA from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State.

Anne McDaniel, PhD

Anne McDaniel, PhD Executive Director, Center for the Study of Student Life

517 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Dr., Columbus, OH 43210

Anne leads research and assessment efforts for the Office of Student Life. Prior to joining the Center for the Study of Student Life as an Associate Director in 2013, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include gender, racial and socioeconomic inequalities in higher education, especially as they relate to student experiences and success. Anne received her Bachelor's, Masters and PhD in Sociology from Ohio State and was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University.

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

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

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.