Gretchen Metzelaars, PhD Sr. Associate Vice President for Student Life
3034 Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Gretchen, 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 student engagement, staff development, and auxiliary services. She joined the Student Life staff in June 2010, after serving since 2004 as director of the student union at the University of Maryland, where she was also an affiliate assistant professor. Previously, she had held a number of positions in higher education, including serving as director of administration at Ohio State's Wexner Center for the Arts from 1997-2004. She holds a BS in forestry and outdoor education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, an MS in recreation and college student personnel from Indiana University, and a PhD in recreation and college student personnel from the University of Maryland. She is the proud advisor of the Muslim Student Association at Ohio State.