The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Mansfield Board

The Mansfield Board assists the Dean and Director in promoting campus priorities, maintaining key relationships with external constituencies, serving as an advocate for the campus and the university with the state legislature and state and local agencies, and ensuring effective coordination with the co-located technical board and with the Columbus campus through service on Columbus-based councils and committees. The Mansfield Board offers advice and guidance on the strategic plan, master campus plan, safety and security plans and on matters relating to the budget, capital projects, tuition and fee proposals and other issues.

The Ohio State University Mansfield Board includes one position for an OSU student. Student responsibilities can be found in the Office of Academic Affairs Policies & Procedures Handbook under Regional Campus Boards, Sections 1.0 - 1.7, pages 2 - 5, at

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Meetings of the Mansfield Board

4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Eisenhower Memorial Center Board Room

  • September 20, 2018
  • November 15, 2018
  • March 21, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
mansfield/trustees/daniels.jpg Kelly Blay joined the Mansfield Board in 2017 after 25 years of highly successful sales and operations experience in the telecommunication industry. She received the BS in Finance from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business and the MBA in Marketing from Bowling Green State University. She is currently a member of the faculty in the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Kelly is a Faculty Advisor for Pi Sigma Epsilon, and an active community leader with a substantial record of board and volunteer service. She is a past winner of The Ohio State University’s Pacesetter Award and Buckeye Leadership Award, Wooster’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Award, the Governor’s Ohio Reads Award, a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women in Industry Award, and more.
mansfield/trustees/daniels.jpg R. Dave Daniels joined the Board in 2012. Dave is a 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Education/Economics. In his work career, he has served as a H.S. teacher, small business manager, Manager of Public Sector Markets in the telecommunications industry, and is currently with 3-D consultants. He has an extensive list of community service activities with various organizations, and is an active member of the OSU Alumni Club of Knox County. Dave and his wife Kathy have two grown sons, and reside in Fredericktown.
Nicholas Gesouras Nicholas Gesouras joined the Mansfield Board on July 1, 2018. A long-time area resident, he is the Senior Vice President of Trust Services at Mechanics Bank. Active in the community, he currently chairs the Richland County Board of Development Disabilities and the Mansfield-Richland Area Education Foundation, and serves on the boards of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, and several more organizations. He holds the BSBA in Marketing and International Business and the MBA in Finance from Bowling Green State University, completing his education at the Graduate Trust School, at Northwestern University. A Certified Financial Services Counselor, he has also taught at Midwest Trust Schools.
James A Goudy II, M.D. began his first three-year term on the Mansfield Board in 2015. He is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Ohio State University. He served his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Formerly Chief of Staff at Galion Community Hospital, he now serves as Chief Medical Officer at Avita Health System while continuing his practice at Galion Internal Medicine. He has been a proctor for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants at Findley and Otterbein from 2000 to present. He is currently serving on the board's Campus Facilities & Planning Committee.
mansfield/trustees/heydinger.jpg Patrick A. Heydinger is the Executive Director of Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority, and the Crawford, Huron, Seneca and Marion County Metropolitan Housing Authorities. He is a member of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, the Ohio Housing Authorities Conference, the Shelby Athletic Boosters and Shelby Academic Boosters, the Mansfield University Club, Shelby Knights of Columbus, and the Richland County Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee. He has served on the Richland County Fair Housing Commission, as a board member of the Mohican School of Out of Doors and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Shelby Rotary Club. He completed his first two years of college at Ohio State Mansfield and graduated from Ohio State with a B.A. in Journalism. He is a long-time member of the OSU Alumni Association and the OSU Alumni Club of Richland County.
mansfield/trustees/howard.jpg Michael J. Howard (Chair) is serving his third term on the Mansfield Board. He received a Bachelor of Arts at Cleveland State University and is a graduate of the USAF Squadron Officer’s School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College from Maxwell AFB. He has been awarded numerous service medals and decorations and was deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Friendly House. He retired as the Vice Commander of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, Mansfield, Ohio.
Charla Irvin (Secretary), Vice President at Richland Bank, is a resident of Mansfield, Ohio, with a career of over 30 years in various positions at Richland Bank. She was promoted to the Head of the Investment & Trust Group in 2008. She is a Certified Retirement Service Professional, and is a graduate of the Ohio Bank Association Trust School. She has served on many community boards including the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Discovery School, YMCA, and Catholic Charities, and can also count Altrusa, United Way, and Rotary as part of her community service. She is past president of the YWCA and Financial Women, and was a 1990 winner of the Tribute to Women in Industry award. She is the current chair of the Mansfield Board's Finance Committee.
Teresa E. Purtiman (Vice-Chair), operates her law practice, Purtiman Legal Services, LLC in Lexington, Ohio, where she resides with her husband Frank. She graduated summa cum laude with the B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University and received the Juris Doctorate (magna cum laude) from the University of Akron School of Law. A past board member of the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society and the Mansfield Richland County Humane Society and past member of Altrusa of Mansfield, she currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Pioneer Career Center Performing Arts Program.
mansfield/trustees/siegenthaler.jpg Pamela H. Siegenthaler joined the Ohio State Mansfield Board after serving as the President and CEO of the Richland County Foundation for 16 years. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University and M.B.A. from Ashland University. She is a past board member of the MedCentral Health System, the YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Mansfield Art Center, and the Center for Individual and Family Services, and was twice elected to the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education. She currently serves on the Boards of Richland County Children Services and Third Street Family Health Services.
mansfield/trustees/siegenthaler.jpg Kidron Stamper serves as the student member on the Mansfield Board. His term is July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, with eligibility for a second, one-year term. In addition to attending all Mansfield Board meetings, he will serve on the board’s Student Experience Committee. This committee monitors all services provided to students to ensure they are in line with established priorities and consistent with Ohio state university guidelines in general. A recent Ontario High School graduate, Kidron works in the Admissions Office on campus and is very active in campus student life.