Board of Trustees

Miami University is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees. Eleven of the Trustees are appointed by the governor of Ohio, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Per the Ohio Constitution, each of the gubernatorial appointees must be an Ohio resident, and two must be enrolled students. The Board selects up to six additional National Trustees, who are notable, highly-respected alumni residing outside the State of Ohio. The National and Student Trustees are non-voting Board positions. Terms expire in the year listed, the date in parentheses indicates the year of appointment.


Mary Schell
2028 (2019)
B.A., Columbus

Deborah Feldman
2029 (2020)
B.A., M.A., Dayton

Sandra Collins

Sandra D. Collins
2025 (2016)
B.S., M.S., J.D. - O.S.U., Toledo

Rod Robinson
2026 (2017)
B.S., M.B.A., Cincinnati

Additional Members

John C. Pascoe
2024 (2016)
B.S., Worthington

Zachary Haines
2027 (2018)
B.S., Cincinnati

Ryan D. Burgess
2021 (2030)
B.A., College of Wooster

National Trustees

Mark Sullivan
2022 (2019)
B.S., Wilton, CT

Jeff Pegues
2023 (2020)
B.S., Washington D.C.

S. Biff Bowman
2023 (2020)
B.S., M.B.A., Chicago, IL

Dinesh Paliwal
2023 (2021)
M.S., M.B.A., New York

Student Members

Dawson Cosgrove
2023 (2021)