Foundation Board

The Ohio State University seeks and applies novel approaches to the world’s most pressing problems. The Foundation Board of Directors empowers this work by guiding philanthropic endeavors and acting as ambassadors for Ohio State.

Our visionary leaders have a wide range of expertise, from business to health care to community engagement, and each director brings a unique and valued perspective. Their personal generosity and commitment to the university’s growth and excellence inspires others and shapes Ohio State’s future.

Director Spotlight

Phyllis Cummins

Phyllis Cummins entered Ohio State determined to find success. She sprinted through her undergraduate courses and graduated in three years, and not long after began a fruitful career with Prudential Financial that lasted more than a quarter century. 

Phyllis Cummins

Susan Edwards

“It’s all about students! We need to maintain our student focus,” she says. “Every student should graduate feeling self-worth, confidence, and well prepared for the work force or to further their education. They need to learn, have fun, make friends, and still feel those connections as alumni.”
Susan Edwards

Elizabeth Germain

For the past 13 years, Elizabeth has served as co-chair for Up on the Roof, which benefits The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Elizabeth Germain

 

For more information on the Foundation Board, please contact osufoundation@osu.edu.