ACADAOS Executive Committee

Academic Year 2023-2024


Past-President: Liz McGinnis, College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology
President: Dr. Emily Klepinger, College of Arts and Sciences – School of Music
President-Elect: Leslie Dowler, College of Engineering – Integrated Systems Engineering
Treasurer: Matt De Blieck, College of Arts and Sciences – Microbiology/Molecular Genetics
Secretary: Louise Vasher, College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering

Regional Campus Liaisons

Lima: William Foster
Mansfield: Fran Bowes
Marion: Jessica Sturgill
Newark: Dr. Renee Benham
ATI, CFAES Wooster Campus: Keegan Hange

ACADAOS Committees

See below for a description of each committee and its current Chairs or Co-Chairs.

  • Archival Committee
  • Awards & Recognition Committee
  • Equity & Inclusion Committee
  • Membership & Recruitment Committee
  • Outreach & Engagement Committee
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Technology Committee

Archival Committee

The History and Archive Committee maintains the institutional and individual histories, both material and intellectual, of the Advising Community at The Ohio State University.

Michelle Daymon, College of Arts and Sciences – Computer & Information Science

Awards and Recognition Committee

The Awards and Recognition Committee serves to acknowledge and reward advisors for their contributions to the advising community at the university, regional, and global levels. This culminates with an end-of-year banquet to celebrate the achievements of advisors and recognize support from campus partners.

Brooklee Boots, College of Arts and Sciences – Spanish & Portuguese
Kari Swygart, College of Arts and Sciences – History

Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Equity and Inclusion Committee provides a safe space for members of ACADAOS and the advising community to enhance cultural competency and awareness around race, gender, and culture.  Through open discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, the committee will increase awareness and support for all members of the Ohio State community, while advocating for diversity, inclusion, and respect.

Shannon Peltier, Office of Undergraduate Education – Academic Advising
Colton Weiss, College of Arts and Sciences – Computer & Information Science

Membership and Recruitment Committee

The Membership & Recruitment Committee welcomes new advisors to OSU, recruits new members for ACADAOS, manages the email listserv, and runs the annual election.

David Zach, College of Arts and Sciences – Astronomy/Physics

Outreach & Engagement Committee

The Outreach & Engagement Committee increases morale amongst the advising community by organizing annual events aimed at thanking and appreciating advisors while fostering interaction with the larger campus community. This committee also brings ACADAOS members opportunities outside of the work environment to socialize with each other over common interests and experiences. These experiences are geared toward helping advisors network with each other, give back to the community, and explore what Columbus has to offer.

Brandon Hines, College of Education and Human Ecology – Student Services and Academic Advising
Melissa Toretch, College of Engineering – Computer Science & Engineering

Professional Development Committee

The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to further the professional development of academic advisors across all campuses in keeping with the NACADA Core Competencies and The Ohio State University Mission and Vision. This will be done through networking, workshops, events, and other coordinated activities as well as providing resources and support for advisors to engage in development individually.

Ryan Mouncey, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs
Kennedy Sepsi, College of Arts and Sciences Sciences – Honors

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee provides advising and the OSU community with updates via social media and website oversite

Hannah Bushman, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs