ACADAOS Committees

Academic Year 2022-2023

Executive Committee

Past-President: Margo Coates, College of Dentistry – Division of Dental Hygiene
President: Liz McGinnis, College of Arts and Sciences – Psychology
President-Elect: Emily Klepinger, College of Arts and Sciences – School of Music
Treasurer: Matt DeBlieck, 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: Kelly Carmack

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.

Outreach & Engagement Chairs
Melissa Toretch, College of Engineering – Computer Science & Engineering
Beth Pittman, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs

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.

Michelle Daymon, College of Arts and Sciences – Computer & Information Science
Brandon Hines, College of Education and Human Ecology – Student Services and Academic Advising

Technology Committee

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

Hannah Bushman, Fisher College of Business – Undergraduate Programs

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
Stephanie Elliott, University Exploration

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.

Rebecca Sallade – College of Arts and Sciences – Honors
Charnae Steward, College of Education and Human Ecology – Student Services and Academic Advising

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee raises funds for ACADAOS through outreach to campus partners and activities for members to engage in. These funds help to advance the organization and the opportunities for members’ professional development.

Alison Baker, College of Arts and Science – Psychology

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.

Joanna Spanos, College of Arts and Sciences – Honors