Ohio University Names New LGBT Center Director

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[Ben Siegel/Ohio University]
Ohio University has named a permanent director of its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center.

In an online posting Wednesday, the university announced Micah McCarey as the new director. McCarey had been serving as interim director since May.

“It’s incredibly important to me that the entirety of the LGBTQ+ spectrum and broader community feels welcome at our LGBT Center,” said McCarey. “I’m passionate about supporting and empowering our students and visitors who find a safe space in our Center. It’s our job to share the network of support LGBTQ+ individuals have access to across the University and in the Athens community.”

Previously, McCarey was working in Housing and Resident Life as an Assistant Director for East Green and Diversity Initiatives and as a resident director. McCarey holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Ohio University and is currently working to complete a doctorate.

The LGBT Center has been without a permanent director since January when the university removed former director delfin bautista from the position.