Student Life

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Racer
Manager of Student Engagement and Recreation


Jennifer began her college career here at Ohio State Mansfield, then transitioned to Columbus to finish her degree. Due to her wonderful experiences with this campus, she headed back home and applied for a position on campus. Years later, she is still here, loving her job creating positive, fun-filled experiences for students.

Racer started her career on the Mansfield Campus in the Campus Recreation Center as an Assistant Coordinator. She served as Interim Coordinator for two and a half years, then returned to duties as an Assistant for family reasons for seven years. She is now the Manager of Student Engagement and Recreation. She manages the Department of Student Engagement, the Department of Recreation and the Department of Diversity and Inclusion.

She leads a team that plans several Student Engagement activities, helps supervise office operations and facilities and helps coordinate our special event weeks. She also coordinates wellness activities and fitness classes as well as the Outdoor Recreation Program. Over the years, she has served on several university boards and committees including the Executive Committee, Mansfield Staff Advisory Council, Faculty-Staff Programming Committee, Welcome Week Committee, Homecoming Committee, and the Recreational Event Committee.

She is a member of the Ohio Recreational Sports Association as well as the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Racer obtained a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University.

Tammy Smith
Programs Coordinator, Student Engagement


Tammy has worked on the Mansfield campus for 32 years, the last 17 of which have been spent in the Office of Student Engagement. She looks at the campus as her second home, and enjoys being a part of the campus community, especially interacting with our students in the Union. She has two grown sons, and a grandmother "Oma" of two. She loves going to Buckeye football games, and still gets goosebumps when she witnesses Script Ohio. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids, and loves watching them grow and learn. A fun fact about Tammy is that for eight years she coached cheerleading at a local high school.

She supervises student workers in the Student Union, and oversees the details for campus events, working closely with Campus Activities Board members as well as other student organizations.

Tammy has, and continues to serve on several university committees which include the Mansfield Staff Advisroy Council, the Faculty-Staff Programming Committee, Welcome Week Committee, Arts and Lectures Committee, Black History Month Committee, and the Campus Activities Board. In addition she serves on the Campus Homecoming Committee and served as the chair of the Regional Homecoming Committee.

Kidron Stamper
Coordinator, Student Engagement


Kidron is a recent graduate (December ’19) of Ohio State Mansfield and loved his time on campus so much that he decided to work here full-time! Kidron is passionate about creating an extraordinary undergraduate experience for all students. He is an absolute sports fanatic, and can often be heard obsessing over the Cavs, Indians, Browns, and obviously The Ohio State Buckeyes. One fun fact about Kidron is that he is a musician, and can be found playing concerts around the local community. His favorite part about Ohio State Mansfield is the possibilities for students to customize their own experience to fit their interests and goals.