Ohio Dominican Board of Trustees Appoint Interim President



Ohio Dominican Board of Trustees Appoint Interim President

March 4, 2009         

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s Board of Trustees has appointed Ron Seiffert as interim president.  Seiffert, who up until this time has served as Vice President for University Resources, joined ODU in 2005. In that capacity he has led the university’s finance, administration, advancement and public safety operations.  “I am honored to continue serving Ohio Dominican and working with the ODU community during this leadership transition.”

The Board announced on Friday, February 27 that Brian P. Nedwek, Ph.D. left the position as university president.  “I would personally like to commend Dr. Nedwek for his service,” said Board Chair Monsignor Hendricks in a statement. “We wish Dr. Nedwek continued success in his endeavors and appreciate the contributions he has made to this institution.”

Background on Ron Seiffert

Seiffert has a long and successful career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining ODU, he served as Executive Vice President and National Head of Business Banking for Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase), a post he held since 2002. His responsibilities included overseeing Business Banking, a $1 billion revenue business which provides financial services to small businesses in 14 states.

Prior to Bank One, he had a 23-year career with Huntington Bancshares, Inc. and The Huntington National Bank, during which he had the opportunity to manage virtually every major line of business including commercial banking, retail banking, private client services, mortgage banking and credit cards. At the time he left Huntington in 2002, he was Vice Chairman, with responsibility for the Bank’s Commercial Banking Group.

Prior to joining Ohio Dominican in a senior administrative role, he served on the ODU Board of Trustees for 10 years, and as chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and as University Treasurer. Seiffert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and completed graduate studies at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and Northwestern University.  He is active in the Columbus community. In 2001, he served as General Chair for The United Way Campaign of Central Ohio.  Under his leadership and with the support of numerous community leaders, The United Way Board of Trustees and staff, the campaign exceeded its community goal by raising more than $53 million.  Seiffert has also served as a trustee for the Columbus Museum of Art, The Columbus Technology Leadership Council, The Financial Services Roundtable, and Cleveland State University. He and his family are active members of St. Matthew Parish in Gahanna and are residents of Blacklick.