OU Dean of Students Named Interim VP for Student Affairs

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A familiar face will take over as interim Vice president for Student Affairs.

Current Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones, will assume the role vacated by Ryan Lombardi effective July 1. Lombardi is leaving Ohio for a similar position at Cornell University.

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis notified the campus community of the change in an email Wednesday. He said Hall-Jones will remain in place until a permanent replacement is found.

“It is important to have someone with both vast knowledge of Ohio University and genuine affection for our students serve as our Interim Vice President,” said McDavis. “By this standard, Jenny Hall-Jones is highly qualified to oversee the safety, wellbeing, and success of students in our Bobcat community.”

Hall-Jones has been an administrator at Ohio University for 19 years. According to McDavis, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit will chair the committee tasked with finding a permanent replacement.