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Molly Ranz Calhoun

Molly Ranz Calhoun Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life

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

Molly, in her role as Senior Associate Vice President, serves on the executive leadership team for the Office of Student Life. She oversees the management of Student Life facilities, technology services, Student Life sustainability initiatives and off-campus community engagement. 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. 

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.

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.

Beth Fines

Beth Fines Director, STEP Co-Curricular Engagement and Academic Initiatives

190 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Beth leads the development and implementation of tailored co-curricular opportunities for second-year students, in addition to overseeing STEP student recruitment efforts and the ambassador program.  In her work within Student Life Residence Life, she leads the development and implementation of residential learning communities, cultivates opportunities for student and faculty engagement in the residence halls and partners closely with a variety of academic units across campus to design and support student success initiatives.  She received her BA in English and Secondary Education from Indiana University and an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan. 

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.

Toni Greenslade-Smith

Toni Greenslade-Smith Director, Housing and STEP Administration

350 Morrill Tower, 1910 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Toni is responsible for housing contracts, leases, billing, and assignments for the Columbus and the regional campuses. She oversees summer conference housing and the STEP program fellowship awards. She received a BA in Spanish from Hiram College and an MA in higher education administration from Ohio State. She has been at Ohio State with Student Life since 1980.

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, 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).

Blake Marble

Blake Marble Director, Student Wellness Center

B130 RPAC, 337 Annie and John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Blake provides leadership for Student Life's Student Wellness Center by working with students, staff, faculty and community partners to create a campus environment that supports and promotes student success and well-being. This entails assessing the holistic needs of students and developing policies, programs and services that aid them in reaching their goals. He received his BS in Exercise Science and MEd in Administration of Higher Education, both from Auburn University. Blake joined the Student Life Student Wellness Center in July of 2013.

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, 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

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.