Historical Society Director Has Strong Feelings About ‘Ridges’ Project

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Thursday morning, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis issued an update on the university's project at The Ridges in Athens.

Later the same night, Ron Luce, Executive Director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, responded in an email to WOUB.

In the email, Luce blasts the president's decision to appoint Stephen Golding, the university's Vice President for Finance and Administration, as head of the Ridges Advisory Committee.

"Dr. McDavis has designated his top 'yes man,' Stephen Golding, to serve as chair of the Ridges Advisory Committee," Luce wrote. "If peope (sic) think Mr. Golding will make any recommendations that do not meet his boss's approval or swing to a point of view inconsistent with the president's plan, they are fooling themselves."

The two-page email is available in full below.

Ron Luce Response to The Ridges Update