Sherman will end out Nellis’ time period
ATHENS — The Ohio University Board of Trustees on Thursday appointed Dr. Hugh Sherman to be the twenty second president of Ohio University for a two-12 months time period which is able to start June 14.
Before stepping down in January with plans to return to school, Dr. Sherman served because the dean of the extremely-ranked College of Business. A professor of Management, Dr. Sherman began his profession with Ohio University as an assistant school member in 1995.
“Hugh Sherman is a revered chief who achieved an awesome deal throughout his time as dean of the College of Business and can make a superb President throughout this time of transition,” Board of Trustees chairman Cary Cooper mentioned. “This two-12 months appointment was applied to successfully place Dr. Sherman and the University for fulfillment as he steps into this essential position. My fellow Trustees and I’ve each confidence that Dr. Sherman won’t solely present continuity but additionally be an inspiring and strategic chief for the establishment for the subsequent two years. We are grateful for his continued dedication to Ohio University.”
Under Sherman’s management, the College of Business was persistently ranked as one of many prime 50 public undergraduate enterprise faculties within the nation, rising its deal with scholar outcomes together with retention, skilled competencies, experiential training, and profession placement, leading to greater than doubling the variety of enrolled college students.
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 because the Corlett Chair of Strategy and Senior Economic Policy Fellow within the Voinovich School for Leadership & Public Affairs. As dean, Dr. Sherman supplied strategic imaginative and prescient for and oversight of the faculty’s undergraduate and graduate tutorial 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 known as house for greater than 20 years,” Dr. Sherman mentioned. “I take this cost very critically, and I’m totally dedicated to partnering with college students, school, employees and neighborhood members to maneuver Ohio University ahead in a method that honors our 217-12 months historical past but additionally positions us for future success.”
Following a 22-12 months profession in enterprise, Sherman moved into academia in 1995, first directing the MBA program at Ohio University as assistant dean. He subsequently rose into quite a few essential management positions, together with chair of the Department of Management Systems, affiliate dean of Operations and Strategy, affiliate 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 vice president of selling till 1986 and through that point, was accountable for growing and implementing advertising and marketing methods for a $50 million division in addition to aiding the North American group president in growing strategic advertising and marketing and operational plans within the United States. During his time within the personal sector, he additionally served as a marketing consultant and based International Footwear, working eight manufacturing facility outlet shoe shops all through the U.S. East Coast.
Sherman and his spouse, Cynthia (higher generally known as Nikki), are energetic members of the Athens neighborhood and the bigger Southeast Ohio area, lately establishing a scholarship for Appalachian college students.
Dr. Sherman additionally volunteers his time with numerous neighborhood organizations all through the State of Ohio.
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.
OU’s twenty first president, Dr. M. Duane Nellis will transition to a school position at Ohio University efficient July 1.