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David Wiseley

David Wiseley Chief Financial Officer for Student Life

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

Dave, in his role as Chief Financial Officer, 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.

Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis Director, Financial Management

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

Donna leads all aspects of the annual budget process for the Office of Student Life. She has financial oversight of short- and long-term planning , capital planning and forecasting. She also oversees Student Life Payroll and Accounting areas. Donna holds a BS in Accounting from Franklin University and has worked for Ohio State since 2004.

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!