Profiles OSU May 2019

A celebration of The Ohio State University that is 150 years in the making includes a new scholarship program designed to develop current students into future leaders. Ohio State awarded 150 sesquicentennial scholarships to students across the university for the 2019-20 academic year. The Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program is one part of the university’s sesquicentennial celebration and demonstrates a commitment to increasing access and affordability while recognizing students’ academic and non- academic accomplishments and diverse interests. “The Ohio State University has transformed lives for nearly a century and a half. I look forward to celebrating this historic occasion withmembers of our new scholarship program and the rest of the Buckeye community,” said President Michael V. Drake. “These student leaders will help lay the foundation for the next 150 years of excellence and impact.” Scholars receive $2,500 for the first year of the program, and the scholarships are renewable for up to six additional semesters or completion of their current degree program, whichever comes first. Scholarship recipients represent all campuses, colleges and undergraduate, graduate and professional student populations. Ten sesquicentennial scholars were chosen to represent The Ohio State University at Newark: Caleb Archer , Early Childhood Education,Westerville Karaline Boso , Animal Sciences, Centerburg Lacey Heath , Early Childhood Education, Jackson Alexis Homik , Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability; Columbus Sarah Humphries , Exploration Program, Grove City Abby Jarrett , Early Childhood Education, Dublin Jesse McAndrew , Business Management, Columbus Ashley Moore , Psychology, Pataskala Jalauna Phillips , SocialWork, Columbus SarahWhite , Exercise Science Education, Columbus Beyond financial support, sesquicentennial scholars will receive leadership training and professional development support, and serve as sesquicentennial ambassadors at programs and events. William L. MacDonald, Ph.D., has been recommended for reappointment as dean and director of The Ohio State University at Newark. Subject to approval byThe Ohio State University Board of Trustees, his reappointment is effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. The announcement was made by Ohio State Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron, Ph.D., onWednesday, April 10. MacDonald led the development of the campus’s new strategic plan, which focuses on student success by expanding academic programming, advancing access and affordability, and enhancing the student experience. Under his leadership during the past five years, the Newark campus expanded the Adena Hall Recreation Center, added campus housing and set an enrollment record of 2,882 students. MacDonald has also developed strong relationships with other area institutions, including co-located Central Ohio Technical College andTheWorks: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, which constructed the SciDome planetarium in downtown Newark. Ohio State students attend classes and serve internships at the SciDome. “Please join me in congratulating Bill as he begins his fourth term,” said McPheron. “I appreciate Bill’s enthusiastic and effective leadership and am confident that more great things lie ahead for the Newark campus.” Within Ohio State, MacDonald leads the coordinating council of the deans of the regional campuses as executive dean. He also serves on several university-wide committees, including senior management council, university senate, senate fiscal committee and its student fees review subcommittee. MacDonald joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1992. He had earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and public communication, and a master’s degree and doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University. Dean/Director Reappointed Ohio State Newark Sesquicentennial Scholars Announced May 2019 The Ohio State University at Newark (Continued on page 3)

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