Ohio University Board of Trustees names Dr. Hugh Sherman as President

Ohio University Board of Trustees immediately appointed Dr. Hugh Sherman as twenty second president of Ohio University for a two-year time period efficient June 14, 2021.Before stepping down in January 2021 with plans to return to school, Dr. Sherman served as the dean of the extremely ranked College of Business. A professor of administration, Dr. Sherman began his profession with Ohio University as an assistant school member in 1995.Under Sherman’s management, the College of Business was constantly ranked as one of the highest 50 public undergraduate enterprise schools within the nation, rising its concentrate on scholar outcomes together with retention, skilled competencies, experiential training, and profession placement, leading to greater than doubling the quantity of enrolled college students.”Hugh Sherman is a revered chief who achieved an incredible deal throughout his time as dean of the College of Business and can make a wonderful President throughout this time of transition,” Board of Trustees Chairman Cary Cooper mentioned. “This two-year appointment was applied to successfully place Dr. Sherman and the University for fulfillment as he steps into this vital position. My fellow Trustees and I’ve each confidence that Dr. Sherman is not going to solely present continuity but in addition be an inspiring and strategic chief for the establishment for the following two years. We are grateful for his continued dedication to Ohio University.”The Board intends to launch a seek for the University’s twenty third president in early fall of 2022 with plans for an appointment to start no later than July 1, 2023.From 2007-2021, Dr. Sherman served as dean of Ohio University’s College of Business and as the Corlett Chair of Strategy and Senior Economic Policy Fellow within the Voinovich School for Leadership & Public Affairs. As dean, Dr. Sherman offered strategic imaginative and prescient for and oversight of the school’s undergraduate and graduate educational packages, analysis, scholar recruitment, alumni relations, fundraising, and trade relations.“It is a superb honor to serve a University and a area that I like and that I’ve referred to as dwelling for greater than 20 years,” Dr. Sherman mentioned. “I take this cost very severely, and I’m absolutely dedicated to partnering with college students, school, workers and group members to maneuver Ohio University ahead in a means that honors our 217-year historical past but in addition positions us for future success.”Following a 22-year profession in enterprise, Sherman moved into academia in 1995, first directing the MBA program at Ohio University as assistant dean. He subsequently rose right into a quantity of vital management positions, together with Chair of the Department of Management Systems, Associate Dean of Operations and Strategy, Associate Director of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, and Assistant to the University Provost for Strategic Planning. He at the moment serves as a senior fellow on the Voinovich School, offering strategic oversight of financial growth and management packages.   He launched his skilled profession with Swatch Watch (previously SMH Corporation), a big Swiss watch and electronics producer in 1974. He served as vp of advertising till 1986 and through that point, was chargeable for growing and implementing advertising methods for a $50 million division as effectively as helping the North American group president in growing strategic advertising and operational plans within the United States. During his time within the personal sector, he additionally served as a guide and based International Footwear, working eight manufacturing facility outlet shoe shops all through the U.S. East Coast.Sherman and his spouse, Cynthia (higher recognized as Nikki), are lively members of the Athens group and the bigger Southeast Ohio area, lately establishing a scholarship for Appalachian college students. Dr. Sherman additionally volunteers his time with numerous group organizations all through the State of Ohio. He at the moment serves on the board of administrators for TechGROWTH Ohio and the Ohio University Inn.Dr. Sherman holds a B.A. in economics and finance from Guelph University (Canada), an MBA from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in strategic administration and worldwide enterprise from Temple University. His analysis pursuits embody company governance, worldwide enterprise, entrepreneurship, and financial growth.As introduced to the University group on May 13, 2021, the University’s twenty first President, Dr. M. Duane Nellis will transition to a college position at Ohio University efficient July 1, 2021.

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