Alumni Update April, 2020

Special Message from the Glenn College and Dean Trevor Brown


The Ohio State University has transitioned to online learning and canceled all non-essential campus events through early May due to the coronavirus outbreak. In accordance with this policy and our own concern for the safety of speakers and attendees, the Glenn College has canceled A Call to Action: 21st Century Leadership and Public Service scheduled for April 7, as well as all alumni and community programing scheduled during this time period. If possible, we hope to reschedule or resume these events in the fall.

The health and well-being of Glenn College alumni and friends is important to us. To learn more about the symptoms, risks and how to protect yourself against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), click here.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to keep one another safe.

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

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The John Glenn College of Public Affairs has maintained its reputation of offering one of the best public affairs graduate professional degree programs in the country, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Ranked at No. 13, the Glenn College is among the top 5 percent of public affairs graduate school programs in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Graduate School rankings. In 2019 it was ranked at No. 14.

"This is some good news in difficult times," said Trevor Brown, dean of the Glenn College. "The Glenn College is proud of this recognition and of the collaborative efforts to strengthen our graduate professional degree programs. It reflects the reputation of our curricular offerings, our faculty, and our staff."

The Glenn College is also ranked in six of the specialty areas: public management and leadership (7th), nonprofit management (13th), environmental policy (14th), urban policy (18th), public policy analysis (22nd), public finance and budgeting (23rd).

The new ranking places the Glenn College 45 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.

Click here to see the rankings.

Wear Your Glenn College Pride

Limited Time Apparel Sale April 1-9

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Alumni have a special opportunity to purchase Glenn College Nike apparel, now through April 9. You have a choice of Glenn College branded polos, quarter-zips, hats and more. Delivery estimate is three to four weeks following the shop closing date.

Click here to learn more.

Alumni Updates

Ahmad Hassan, MPA ‘12, is now a human resources business partner at The Ohio State University.

Cody Vermillion, BA ’15, began as a major gifts officer at New York University.

Rachel Gleitman, MPA ’16, now serves as the director of women’s philanthropy at

Victoria Jackson, MPA ’16, started a new position as a senior policy analyst for The Education Trust.

Jongsoo Park, Ph.D. ‘16, accepted a position as an assistant professor at Sookmyung Women’s University.

Caitlin Purk, MPA ’16, is an account executive at FrazierHeiby.

Emily Saleme, BS ’18, started a new position as a legislative correspondent for the United States Senate.

Maya Majikas, BA ’19, is now a minority constituent coordinator at the Ohio House of Representatives.


Upcoming Events

Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no university or Glenn College events will be scheduled until at least May 9. We will continue to evaluate events and share plans to either end the restrictions early or, if needed, extend them.

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.

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