Alumni Update April 2019

Spring Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast This Week!


It’s not too late to register and attend the Glenn College Spring Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast on April 4. This annual event is a great opportunity to connect with the broader alumni community and welcome new graduates to the alumni family. The event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.

Glenn College Continues to Rise in U.S. News and World Report Graduate School Rankings

14teh best public affairs graduate school
U.S. News & World Report recognized the John Glenn College of Public Affairs as among the top 5 percent of public affairs graduate school programs in its 2020 Best Graduate School rankings.

Of the 290 public affairs graduate programs, the Glenn College placed as 14th best, four points better than last year when the college was ranked in the 18th spot.

In addition to the overall ranking, three of the college specialties were highly ranked. Public Management and Leadership moved from 18th to 10th best; Nonprofit Management is ranked at No. 12 and Public Policy Analysis is at No. 25.

This marks the Glenn College's steady rise in the rankings. In 2007, the then John Glenn School of Public Affairs was ranked at No. 46. In 2012, it catapulted up 17 points to No. 29. In 2016, the college was at No. 25 and last year it ranked No. 18.

The new ranking places the Glenn College 46 spots above the next highest ranked program in the state of Ohio. No other public affairs program in Ohio ranked in the top 50 schools.

Help the Glenn College Promote New Degree and Certificate Programs

The Glenn College is excited to announce three new online options that will launch this fall for professionals ready to expand their management and leadership skill set to solve challenges in the workplace. These offerings are designed for mid-career professionals at the graduate level, available online, and can be completed while working full-time.

Master of Public Administration and Leadership (MPAL) (32 credits)
Graduate Certificate in Public Management (13 credits)
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration (15 credits)

Application Deadline for all programs is May 15, 2019. If you know of someone that might be interested in any of these offerings, please pass along this information and refer them to GlennApply@osu.edu if they have any additional questions.

Upcoming Events

Annual Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast
Thursday, April 4
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Due Amici
67 E Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to register.

Buck-I-Run
Friday, April 12
7:30 p.m. Registration
8 p.m. Pre–race Party
9 p.m. Race
RPAC Plaza
337 Annie and John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here to learn more and register.

April Dialogue
Economic Security
Featuring Professor Darrick Hamilton
Tuesday, April 30
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Gateway Film Center
1550 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Click here to learn more and register.

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point
Friday, May 10
11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Click here to learn more and register.

NEW Leadership Ohio Networking Reception and Dinner
Thursday, May 23
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Registration to open in May

Professional Education Opportunities

Glenn College Career Services
For online job postings, alumni of the John Glenn College have free access to OSU Buckeye Career Network. This system is the primary online job-bank of the Glenn College and contains a variety of job postings in many different fields. Click here to log-in or register for your account.

OSU Alumni Association
Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management
Click here for more information on free online resources, webinars and more.

Submit a class note

Have you recently taken a new job? Been given a promotion? Received an award? Got married? Had a child?


Let us help you share your news in an upcoming Public Address or alumni newsletter. If you would like to submit an update, please send an email with your full name, degree/program, class year and a photo if you have one, along with a brief paragraph about your news.

Click here to submit a class note.


Update your information

OSU Alumni Association

Give to Glenn College

Alumni Updates


Christopher Detwiler, MPA ’06, is working for the U.S. Agency For International Development as a public-private partnership advisor in Pretoria area, South Africa.

Ben Weiner, MA’06, is now principal project manager at the Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria Australia.

Liberty Ziegahn, MPA ’09, has been promoted to executive director at UBS.

Hannah Tyler, BA ’10, is now the deputy director at Ohio Progressive Collaborative.

Philip DeSenze, MPA ’12, is now a White Mountain District Ranger at U.S. Forest Service in Bishop, CA.

Erin Scott, MPA ’12, has launched the Ohio Women’s Alliance where she serves as executive director.


Geoffrey Minter, MPA ’14, has a new position as the attorney advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Brittany Miracle, MPA ’14, has been promoted to program administrator for vulnerable youth and student supports at Ohio Department of Education.

Paul Szymanski, MPA ’14, is now a Senior Systems Consultant - Project Manager at The Ohio State University.

Nick Lascu, BA ’15, for starting a new position as the deputy clerk of council at City of Lakewood, Ohio.

Angela Malone, BA ’15, is starting as the technical project manager at Draftbit.

Sarah Montell, BA ’15, is now a political advocacy consultant at the Ohio Education Association.

Jordan Peters, MPA ’15, began a new position as a senior consultant at Baker Tilly.

Weston Taylor, BA ’15, has been promoted to campaign manager at Junior Achievement of Central Ohio.

Caroline Elbert, MPA ’16, is an office manager at Yoga Alliance.

Brandon Hofacker, BA ’17, started as an account coordinator at CoverMyMeds.

Sarah Hudacek, BA ’17, is now an account coordinator at CoverMyMeds.

Ben Sullivan, MPA ’17, works as a grants coordinator at Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Evelyn Kennedy, BS ’18, has been promoted to associate director of government affairs at Byers, Minton & Associates.

Diana Gerber, MA ’18, has accepted a new position as the proposals writer at Phillips Auction House.

Brittany E. Hines, MA ’18, has started a new position as educational coordinator at Battelle.

Micaela Wright, MPA ’18, is beginning a new position as the public information officer at the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

W. Fletch Zimpher, MPA ’18, is the controlling board president at Ohio Office of Budget and Management.




© John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Page Hall, 1810 College Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-8696



Keep up on all the Glenn College news and events by following us on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.