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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 similar issues.



Mark F. Brunn is the Director of Business Markets with CenturyLink, where he has served in various leadership roles in enterprise sales and strategic planning since 1982. He received a B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from OSU=s Fisher College of Business. He has participated on numerous community boards and currently is Chair of the Mansfield City Schools Fiscal Accountability Committee and serves on the Elder Board at Ontario Christian Fellowship.

Jaime Cruse is the new student member of the Mansfield Board serving a term of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Maintaining a consistent 3.5 GPA and on the Dean’s List several semesters, he is pursuing a BA in Criminology at OSU Mansfield, while also serving the campus as a Network Systems Specialist and Family Outreach Intern, and serving the US Marine Corps as a Field Wireman. Jaime is very active on campus and will be a Resident Advisor at Molyet Village this academic year. He will serve on the Mansfield Board’s Student Experience Committee which monitors services provided to students to ensure they are in line with established priorities and strategies and consistent with OSU guidelines and he will advise the board on student life matters. Above all else, Jaime is proud to be an American.


R. Dave Daniels (Vice-Chair) joined the Board in 2012. He is currently the Vice Chair and also chairs the Campus Facilities and Planning Committee. 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 2 grown sons, and reside in Fredericktown.


Daniel P. DeVille, Area Manager at FirstEnergy Service Company, is assigned to Ohio Edison’s central Ohio service area.  A graduate of The University of Akron, earning a B.S. in Mechanical Technology Engineering, he resides with his wife in Mansfield, OH.  Some of his community activities, past and present, include Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America (Board President), United Way of Richland County (Board President), Richland Community Development Group (Vice-Chairman), Marion CAN DO (Board President Elect), Morrow County Economic Development (Trustee), Richland Area Chamber of Commerce (Board Member) and Mansfield Rotary Club (Trustee & Member).  He also serves on the Internship Advisory Council for OSU-M and NCSC and on the Emerging Technologies Advisory Council for the Pioneer Career Center.

heydinger Patrick A. Heydinger (Chair) is the Chair of the Mansfield Board this year. He 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 OSU Mansfield and graduated from OSU 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.

Michael J. Howard is serving his second term on the Mansfield Board. As the Vice Commander of the 179th Airlift Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, Mansfield, Ohio, he administers and supervises over 1200 personnel who provide critical war-fighting and peacetime support to the Community, State and Nation. 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 currently a member of the Board of Directors for the North End Community Improvement Collaborative and is a member of the Board of Directors of Friendly House.

Charla Irvin, 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.

Teresa E. Purtiman, of Lexington, Ohio, is an of-counsel attorney with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP in Columbus where she practices in the areas of entertainment, transportation and corporate law. 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 Human Society and past member of Altrusa of Mansfield, she currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Pioneer Career Center Performing Arts Program.


Pamela H. Siegenthaler joined the OSU Mansfield Board after serving as the President and CEO of the Richland County Foundation for 16 years. She received the B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University and the M.B.A. from Ashland University. She is a past board member of the MedCentral Health System, the YWCA, Planned Parenthood, Mansfield Art Center, the Center for Individual and Family Services, and was twice elected to the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education. She currently serves on the Board of Richland County Children Services, and the Board of Third Street Family Health Services.


Christ J. Ticoras graduated in 1987, summa cum laude with distinction, with a B.S. in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University, and received his M.D. from Wright State University in 1991. Subsequently, he served an Internal Medicine Internship and Dermatology Residency at Wright State. He has taught at OSU, Wright State University, and the University of Arizona. The recipient of numerous academic and military awards and honors, he also has a number of publications and has made 40 academic presentations. He is currently practicing dermatology at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, Inc., in Mansfield.


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