Miami University Board of Trustees, May 2016-Back Row (l to r): Terry Hershey, John Altman, ​C. Michael Gooden, Dennis Lieberm​an, ​Robert​ Coletti-Middle Row (l to r): Jagdish Bhati, Mark Ridenour, David Budig​,​ Ste​phen​ Wilson-Front Row (l to r): John Pascoe, Ciara Lawson, Alex​​ Boster, ​Robert​ Shroder and Diane Perlmutter

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of 11 members—nine voting members and two student nonvoting members. The nine voting members are appointed one each year for nine-year terms by the governor of Ohio, with advice and consent of the Senate. A term expires on the last day of February of the year listed. The two student nonvoting members are appointed for two-year staggered terms by the governor, with advice and consent of the Senate. The date in parentheses indicates the year of appointment.


  • David H. Budig
  • Mark E. Ridenour
    Vice Chair
  • Dennis A. Lieberman
  • Jagdish Bhati


  • 2018 (2009) Dennis A. Lieberman
    B.S., J.D., Dayton
  • 2019 (2010) Jagdish K. Bhati
    B.E., M.S., Cincinnati
  • 2020 (2011) Mark E. Ridenour
    B.S., Toledo
  • 2021 (2012) Robert W. Shroder
    B.S., M.S., Youngstown
  • 2022 (2011, reappoint 2013) David H. Budig
    B.S., Cincinnati
  • 2023 (2013, reappoint 2014) Stephen P. Wilson
    B.S., Maineville
  • 2024 (2016) John C. Pascoe
    B.S., Worthington

National Trustees

  • 2018 (2012, reappoint 2015) C. Michael Gooden
    B.S., M.S., Alexandria, VA
  • 2016 (2013) John Altman
    B.A., M.A., D.H.L., Reno, NV
  • 2016 (2013) Terry Hershey
    B.A., M.P.A., M.B.A., Denver, CO
  • 2017 (2014) Robert E. Coletti
    B.S., J.D., Cincinnati, OH
  • 2017 (2014) Diane F. Perlmutter
    B.A., Landrum, SC

Student Members

  • 2017 (2015) Ciara R. Lawson
  • 2018 (2016) Alexandra N. Boster