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Jan. 7, 2011

Contact:  Lesley King Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima building and scholarships benefit from generous gift

Unverferth family presents gift at next Board of Trustees meeting

The Unverferth family will announce a $50,000 pledge to support student scholarships and the future student and community center on campus during the next Ohio State Lima Board of Trustees meeting at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in the Public Service Board Room.

 “We are thrilled that our family and our business are able to help Ohio State Lima grow and change to meet the needs of the students and our community,” said Jim Unverferth.  “Scholarship support has always been a family passion, and we enjoy knowing that we are helping young people attend the University. Supporting the future student and community center is also important to us.  The campus needs a place for students and the community to gather, and we are happy to make a gift that will help the facility become a reality.”

The generous gift is from Jim and Joni Unverferth and Burtons Ridge Assisted Living, Lima Manor, Shawnee Manor, Roselawn Manor, Wapakoneta Manor and Heritage Home Health Care. Jim Unverferth is president of HCF Management, Inc. He has also given his time and expertise as a valuable member of the Ohio State Lima Board of Trustees. His leadership in that area has helped Ohio State Lima shape the vision for the campus.

“A gift that helps further the vision to create a place for students and the community to gather and enjoy all that the University has to offer speaks volumes to the value and importance the Unverferth family places on the facility,” said Dr. John R. Snyder, dean and director of Ohio State Lima. “We are very appreciative of what Jim and Joni have decided to do.”

An agenda of the board meeting follows.

4:30 p.m. in Public Service Board Room

Call to Order and Attendance                                                                                                                             Robert Young

Approval of Minutes of Dec. 2, 2010 meeting                                                                                                        Robert Young

Presentation of Gift                                                                                                                                         John Snyder

Consideration of Financial Condition                                                                                                                     Devon Phelps

         

Trustee Committee Report:

 External Relations                                                                                                                                 Ted Griffith

Departmental Reports: 

          Natural Area Development

          Strategic Plan Update         

Faculty Assembly Report                                                                                                                                  David D. Adams

Student Trustee Report                                                                                                                                    Sarah Corcoran

Dean and Director’s Report                                                                                                                               John Snyder

Old Business

New Business

Items presented by Trustees for consideration at a future meeting

NEXT BOARD MEETING:  March 10, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. in PS 214

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Editor’s Note: Jim Unverferth will be available for interviews before the board meeting in the Board Room.