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The WOSU Friends Board helping with the groundbreaking of the new WOSU headquarters at 14th and Pearl Streets on April 11, 2019.

The WOSU Friends Board helping with the groundbreaking of the new WOSU headquarters at 14th and Pearl Streets on April 11, 2019.

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees holds the license to all WOSU broadcast properties. OSU Trustee information including board membership and general and committee meeting schedules can be found at trustees.osu.edu.

The Friends of WOSU Board, an advisory group of Central Ohio citizens, has been an important liaison between WOSU Public Media and the community since 1973.

The board serves as a link to and from the community-at-large, sharing information and opinions on issues and community needs and advising on appropriate programmatic approaches. The board cultivates sources of funding while promoting memberships, sponsorships and donations through special events and other activities and supports communication of WOSU goals among members of the Friends of WOSU, the larger community and The Ohio State University.

Meetings of the Friends of WOSU Board are open to the public. However, portions of some meetings may be closed in order to address confidential information or proprietary matters. During the COVID-19 crisis, Friends Board meetings will meet via videoconference. Contact Joan Duffey at joan.duffey@wosu.org to request additional information for attendance.

Upcoming Friends of WOSU Board Meetings
(All meetings at 5 pm)

  • November 3, 2021
  • January 5, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • May 4, 2022

Friends Board Officers
President – Kyle Anderson
Vice-President – Mac Joseph
Secretary/Treasurer – Betsy Pandora

Friends Board Members

  • Kyle Anderson
  • Courtnee Carrigan
  • Johanna DeStefano
  • Ann DiMarco
  • Erik Farley
  • James Ferguson
  • Jeri Grier
  • Jon Hsu
  • Mac Joseph
  • Julie Keckstein
  • Ray LaVoie
  • Trip Lazarus
  • Kurt Lykins
  • Kathy McGinnis
  • Melissa McHenry
  • Christine Mortine
  • Betsy Pandora
  • Stacy Rastauskas
  • Tom Rieland
  • Bill Schiffman
  • Erin Davis Shedd

Past Friends Board Presidents

  • Kathy McGinnis – 2018-2020
  • Bill Schiffman – 2016-2018
  • Karen Ickes – 2014-2016
  • Dale Heydlauff – 2012-2014
  • Stephen Weed – 2009-2012
  • Dan L. Cvetanovich – 2007-09
  • Rebecca P. Damsen – 2005-07
  • Laura Ecklar – 2003-05
  • David L. Baker – 2001-03
  • Kenneth R. Cookson – 1999-2001
  • Edmund T. King – 1997-99
  • Judy Ross – 1995-97
  • Don G. Davis – 1993-95
  • Michael A. Mess – 1991-93
  • Joseph L. Davis – 1989-91
  • Ruth W. Mount – 1987-89
  • Ken Keller – 1985-87
  • Jean W. Reilly – 1983-85
  • Spencer A. Schilling – 1981-83
  • Charles F. Glander – 1979-81
  • Ann Mall – 1977-79
  • William A. McNutt – 1975-77
  • Jane Cook – 1972-75