Schmiesing named vice provost

COLUMBUS — A Fort Loramie graduate has been named the vice provost for strategic planning and implementation for Ohio State University.

Ryan Schmiesing, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and associate provost in the Office of academic Affairs.

Schmiesing has facilitated student, faculty and staff engagement in the input process for the university’s strategic plan. He has also been involved with other initiatives such as strategic planning for colleges and the university’s Senior Management Council.; He had served as assistant dean and senior administrative officer in the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Services.

In his new job, Schmiesing’s role will include stewardship of strategic planning and implementation; responsibility for academic unit and program reviews; oversight and supervision of the Office of Energy and Environment; and liaison to provide operational and planning support for the university’s five regional campuses.

Schmiesing is a published author with his research and work in peer-reviewed journals focus on volunteer leadership and management. He has been a speaker at local, state and national conferences. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Association.

He was active in 4-H in Shelby County when he was growing up. He is a graduate of Ohio State University where he received his bachelor of science, master of science and doctoral degree.

Schmiesing is the son of Becky Fair, of Sidney, and Dave Schmiesing, of Dayton.

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