Jacqie Weber | Bio
Jacquelin joined Ohio University’s Office of University Advancement in April 2000 as a Development Coordinator. In her current role as Director of Donor Relations, Jacquelin works with donors on a daily basis along with the various colleges and units on fundraising priorities and initiatives, plans special events in support of The Promise Lives campaign effort and oversees a variety of communication tools designed to keep donors engaged in the life of Ohio University.
Since joining University Advancement, Jacquelin has been promoted three times and has held her current position since October 2010. In her previous roles in University Advancement she coordinated events in support of the Bicentennial Campaign, worked with the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees and coordinated all meeting logistics for their annual meetings 2004 – 2009, and supported President McDavis and former University Advancement leaders with scheduling and logistics arrangements in support of development activities with regard to major gift donors.
Prior to her work at Ohio University, Jacquelin was a catering director with Sodexho-Marriott at the University of Southern Colorado, catering director with Aramark at California University of Pennsylvania and catering manager at Executive Caterers in Cleveland thus providing a significant background in the hospitality and event planning industries. Jacquelin is a 1996 graduate of Ohio University completing the Bachelor’s of Specialized Studies degree in University College titled Special Events Management.
Jennifer Kirksey | Bio
Stephanie Sanders | Bio
Stephanie Sanders holds the B.S. and the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She has prior professional experience as a speech-language pathologist with the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) in Little Rock, AR.
Recently she earned the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Educational Studies from the Patton College of Education at Ohio University (OHIO). She currently serves as the assistant director for Diversity and Inclusion (DI) at OHIO. In this role she assists the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion in providing tactical and strategic support for the Division, assist with organizational/professional development for faculty, staff and students. Sanders also teaches a class to Urban, Templeton and Appalachian Scholars at the university (i.e. UC 2900 Understanding service-learning through critical thought).
Stephanie’s major research interests include K-16 pipeline initiatives, student access, engagement and persistence, urban education, diversity in higher education and college environments.
She enjoys going to the movies, spending time with family and friends and exercising.
Brenda Strickland | Bio
My name is Brenda Strickland. I was born and raised in Southeast Ohio. I love the gentle rolling hills and the quiet beauty of Ohio. My husband and I are remodeling a farmhouse and hope to move this summer to the farmhouse. The farm is the pride of my husband's family. The farm land was once prime apple orchard and well known in the local area. I have been a licensed social work for 24 years. I attended Rio Grande College and graduated with a Bachelor in Social Work in 1989. I am currently working on a Practical Ministry Degree from Wagner Institute.
I love being outside, gardening, and riding on the back of my husband's motorcycle. I love anything celtic, music, folklore, crosses. I love to bake and cook; especially for my friends. I have worked in the social services field with the legal system, law enforcement system, mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence. I found my dream job here at Ohio University. I work as the Coordinator for the OU Survivor Advocacy Program. I enjoy the reward of advocating for students, faculty and staff. I like the challenges and diversity of services we provide for a campus with it's own flair. I have a beautiful golden retriever/beagle named Harleigh. She is very playful and spoiled.