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The Board of Trustees of Ohio Valley University has several important responsibilities that it renders to the institution. Ultimately the Trustees set the mission of the school, fill the office of President and support the President in University strategic planning. Additionally, the trustees monitor and maintain the educational quality and fiscal practices of the school. Trustees set and monitor governance policies and ensure quality relationships with the various constituencies of OVU. The OVU Trustees meet in March, June, and October.

Current Board of Trustee Members

Jon E. Browning, New Providence, NJ, Browning & Associates Consultants

Lester T. Busby, Upper Holland, PA, Busby & Associates (Consultant)

Pat E. Cronin, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling Rubber Products, President

Don Drennan, Abilene, TX, Frazier Foundation, Treasurer; Drennan Investments

Donald W. “Bill” Garrett, Belleville, PA, Meeker Equipment, Partner/Sales Manager

Brian G. Goff, Vienna, WV, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Accountant

Cecilia Goff, Parkersburg, WV 
Johns Manville, Inc., Key Account Manager

Nathan Greene, Belpre, OH
Barlow Vincent Church of Christ

Gail E. Hopkins, MD (Chair of the Board), Parkersburg, WV, Orthopedic Surgeon (Retired)

Lorna J. Hutcheson, Bridgeport, WV
Federal Employee

Jonathan R. Jarrell, Hilton Head Island, SC, Senior Vice President, Divisional Sales Manager, Transamerica Capital

Nicholas W. Johnson, Esq., Charleston, WV, Johnson, Summers, & Lopez, PLLC, Attorney

Robert E. Kendrick, Esq., Nashville, TN, Administrative Law Judge (Retired)

Robert N. Lane, Franklin, TN, Ideal Industries, President (Retired)

Ronald D. Laughery, Little Hocking, OH, Belpre Church of Christ, Preaching Minister Emeritus

Robert L. Solomon, Gahanna, OH
Moritz College of Law, Assistant Dean for Admission and Financial Aid, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Serena Miller, Minford,OH
Christian Author

William W. Minsker, Bridgeport, WV
Buckhannon Toyota, President

R. Benjamin Moore, Mentor, OH
Delta Energy Services LLC, Senior Energy Manager

Robert L. Moore, Clarksburg, WV
Consolidated Natural Gas Transmission, Vice President, Field Operations (Retired)

Charles Morris, Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University, President’s Office For Social Justice (Retired)

Carolyn Norman, Aurora, OH
RE/MAX Traditions

Stephen L. Nulter, Parkersburg, WV
Peoples Bank, Senior Vice President and Director of Information Technology

William L. Phillis, Columbus, OH
The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding, Executive Director

Gordon A. Rampy, Warrenton, VA
CHEMetrics, President

David A. Ray, Jr., Louisville, OH, Minister, Alliance Church of Christ

James E. Shewmaker, Paragould, AR
Exxon, Research Associate (Retired)

Janice L. Sweitzer, Canton, OH
CPA (Retired)

Jan C. Swensen, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA
Swensen, Perer & Kontos, President, Attorney

Ryan K. Taylor, Parkersburg, WV
Pickering & Associates, President

D. Eugene Wharton, Vienna, WV
Charton Management, President

Robert (Bob) D. Winland, Missouri City, TX, Marathon Oil, Reservoir Engineer

Emeritus Members

Bernard Bice, MD, Vienna, WV
Physician (Retired)

Riley Dougan, Ph.D., Columbus, OH
Ohio State University (Retired)

Charles Drum, Maryville, TN
PPG Industries, Inc., Senior Project Engineer R&D (Retired)

Roger Hladky, Ed.D., Tabernacle, NJ
Burlington Co. Community College, Coordinator of P.A.S.S. Program

J. Kevin Ramsey, Juris Doctor, North Canton, OH
The Timken Company, Vice President of Finance and Law (Retired)

Ralph Ranson, Cross Lanes, WV
Energy Corp. America, Vice President (Retired)

Eugene Shivener, Reynoldsburg, OH
Real Estate