Chris Adams, MPA
Assistant Director, Admissions and Student Services
and Undergraduate Program Manager
110D Page Hall
Manages recruitment and marketing for the BA degree program and Nonprofit Studies minor
Meets individually and answers inquiries for prospective undergraduate students and their families
Oversees academic advising (scheduling, petitions, transfer credit, etc.) to BA and Nonprofit minor students
Works with faculty on the development of new classes, specializations, programs , and assessment tools for the BA program
Directs Glenn School honors program
Responsible for degree certification and graduation activities for BA students
Manages High School Internship Program
Serves as staff advisor for John Glenn Civic Leadership Community and Council
Coordinates recruitment for and campus-based activities of the Washington Academic Internship Program
Serves as liaison to University offices such as Undergraduate Admissions, First Year Experiences, Honors & Scholars, and Student Life
Chris has been at The Ohio State University in one capacity or another since 2001, when he began as a student. Chris graduated from OSU with a double major in History and Political Science in 2005 and then enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program at the Glenn School. After completing the MPA program in 2007 Chris worked as an Academic Advisor with the College of Arts and Sciences before joining the Glenn College staff in January of 2008. Chris played a lead role in the development of the Glenn College’s undergraduate major and now oversees all aspects of the undergraduate Public Affairs program, including recruitment, advising, program and course development, and management of co-curricular student leadership programs.
Graduate Programs Coordinator
110H Page Hall
Manages admissions process and recruitment and marketing for: MPA, MA, PhD
Meets individually and answers inquiries for prospective graduate students
Coordinates Graduate School Fellowship Competition and other funding awarded to graduate applicants
Provides academic advising (scheduling, petitions, etc) to MA In-Career students and Dual Degree students
Advise students on Public Policy and Nonprofit Minors
Responsible for onboarding and communicating with graduate students prior to the start of their new program
Coordinates and facilitates Visitation Day, Orientation events, and all other programming activities for graduate students
Oversees Student Ambassador Program for current graduate students
Liaison to Graduate School and other University offices
Jillian has been with the Glenn College since May 2013 when she joined the organization to help recruit and advise the graduate student population. Prior to her role as the Graduate Programs Coordinator, Jillian completed her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. She has spent time working in other units around the University, including Undergraduate Admissions, Career Advising, Student Services Center, and the Wellness Center. Jillian earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Elon University in 2007. On top of working directly with Graduate Students in her current role, Jillian also serves on many committees and advises various groups within the Glenn College and around The Ohio State University.
Admissions and Scheduling Assistant
110 Page Hall
Manages Graduate Admissions Process
Maintains prospect and admissions processing systems
Manages Student Services front desk and communications
Curricular Management and Logistics: Schedules all courses, sections and rooms
Compiles and maintains student and program data
Updates website for prospective and current students
Serves as liaison to Graduate Admissions, Graduate School, and Registrar
Steve has worked at Ohio State since graduating in 2003 with a double major in History and Political Science. Before joining the Glenn College, Steve has worked in various capacities with the Undergraduate Admissions Office (as a student Ambassador and a full-time staff member), the Department of History, University Foundation, and the Graduate School.
Kate Hallihan, Ph.D.
Director, Admissions and Student Services
110C Page Hall
Oversees recruitment, academic, and career advising for all programs
Curricular Planning and Development
Course Design, Pedagogy, and Teacher Support
Assessment and Accreditation Reporting
Prospective Ph.D. Program Inquiries
Ph.D. Advising and Career Counseling
Kate has been with the Glenn College since May 2010 when she joined the organization to assist with semester conversion and program development. Prior to the Glenn College, Kate was the Director for Curriculum and Assessment in the College of Arts and Sciences and also worked as the Director of Professional Development for Graduate Students and Faculty at the Graduate School. Kate has a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Ohio State (2005), specializes in Program and Course Assessment, and is an accreditor for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. She loves teaching and working with students, and has studied in Berlin, Bonn, and worked in Hamburg, Germany.
Assistant Director of Career Services & Certified Federal Advisor
110F Page Hall
Manages career services advising and programming for Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Glenn College.
Meets with students individually to counsel and discuss topics such as resume writing, personal branding, job search strategies, networking, and individual professional development.
Oversees job posting for the Glenn College's exclusive job and internship posting board, Friendship 7.
Coordinates placement of selected students to Graduate Administrative Associate positions with local agencies such as the Franklin County Board of Elections, United Way of Central Ohio, and Ohio Department of Education.
Liaises with and develops relationships with local, regional, and national employers.
Assists with placement of interns for the High School Internship Program.
Collects and interprets employment data of Glenn College alumni.
Collaborates with other OSU career services offices.
Maintains active involvement with professional organizations, NACE, Midwest ACE, and NASPAA.
Alex joined the Glenn College team in March of 2013 in order to help Glenn College students and alumni better understand their professional development and connect with employers. Before coming to Ohio State, Alex held the position of Assistant Director for Employer Relations with the Career Center at the University of Akron where he also earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2012. Prior to this, he held the position of Income Development Coordinator for three years with the American Cancer Society which allowed him to gain a better understanding of nonprofit management, volunteer recruitment, and grassroots fundraising. Alex earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Ohio University in 2007.
110E Page Hall
Advises current Masters of Public Administration (MPA) students (degree planning, petitions, graduation checks, etc.)
Provides advising for current undergraduate Public Affairs majors and Nonprofit Studies minors
Provides information to students interested in the undergraduate major and Nonprofit Studies minor
Teaches first-year survey course- PUBAFRS 1100
Assists with undergraduate and graduate workshops and programming, including orientation
Participates in recruitment and admissions events for undergraduate and graduate programs
Whitney joined the Glenn College in May 2014, after graduating with her Master of Education from Ohio University’s College Student Personnel Program. While in graduate school, Whitney worked as an academic advisor in the Allen Student Help Center, where she assisted undeclared students, led academic success workshops, and provided academic coaching. She also has experience in career advising and orientation programming. Whitney loves working as an advisor in the Glenn School because each day is never the same, and she enjoys growing and learning from her students.