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David Wiseley

David Wiseley Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance

712 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Dave, in his role as associate vice president for administration and finance, serves on the executive leadership team and oversees all financial operations for the Office of Student Life. Dave earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Ohio State. Dave joined the Student Life team in 2002, bringing experience from prior positions in the Office of Business and Finance at Ohio State, Ernst & Young, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Centura Health.

Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed Senior Director, Dining Services

450 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Zia provides oversight and general direction for 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.

Josh Bodnar

Josh Bodnar Director, BuckID

960 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Josh leads the BuckID team, which manages the identification and transaction system for The Ohio State University. BuckID allows students, staff and faculty to access places, services and funds via a centrally managed system. The BuckID debit program is the largest of its kind in the nation, and the BuckID Office produces more than 60,000 identification cards and badges annually. Prior to joining the Office of Student Life in 2019, Josh worked at both Ohio University and Youngstown State University in various roles. A lifelong Ohioan, Josh holds a BS in Education from the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University and an MEd in College Student Personnel / Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the Patton College of Education at Ohio University.



Maureen Cahill

Maureen Cahill Director, Student Health Insurance

1100 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Maureen oversees Ohio State's Student Health Benefits programs to ensure students have affordable options available to access quality healthcare providers. She and her team work closely with students and their families, university departments and insurance plan administrators to create a seamless experience from enrollment management to claims payment. The Student Health Insurance office offers both comprehensive coverage for students and their dependents and a supplemental program called Wilce Care for students who have major medical coverage through their parent's plans or other sources. Maureen is a member of the American College Health Association. She holds a BS in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Ohio State. Maureen joined the Student Health Insurance staff as Assistant Director in the fall of 2012, after working for the OSU Health Plan since 2000.

Andrew Crow

Andrew Crow Interim Senior Director, Operations

710 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

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.

Jeremy Gabis

Jeremy Gabis Director, Facility Planning and Design

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

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.

Daren T. Lehman

Daren T. Lehman Director, Facility Services

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

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

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).

Karen Narwicz

Karen Narwicz Director of Conference and Business Development

1739 N. High Street, Suite 2024, Columbus, OH 43210

Karen oversees and directs high-impact corporate, university, and conference events for the Ohio Union while ensuring an extraordinary client experience. She is the liaison to industry influencers and key strategic partners while leading the sales operations for Student Life and its facilities. Through business development, Karen builds relationships with prospective and existing clients on a daily basis.

Before joining the Student Life staff in 2009, she specialized in event sales management, marketing, and medical sales within many successful corporate companies in Columbus. Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and will always be a Buckeye for life!

Tom Reeves

Tom Reeves Director, Energy Management and Sustainability

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

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

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.


Larence Washington

Larence Washington Director, Environmental Services

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Larence is responsible for custodial support for all Student Life facilities, providing a safe, clean 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.