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Molly Ranz Calhoun

Molly Ranz Calhoun Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life

640 Lincoln Tower, 1800 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-3501

Molly, in her role as Senior Associate Vice President, serves on the executive leadership team for the Office of Student Life. Her focus and 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.

Ron Dye

Ron Dye Director, Building and Mechanical Services

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

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.

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.

Kathleen Hatch

Kathleen Hatch Executive Director, Recreational Sports

B106 RPAC, 337 Annie & John Glenn Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

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.



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

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

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

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 Interim 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
(614) 292-2500

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

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

3106 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-0100

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.