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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

Steve Anderson

2031 (2022)
B.Ph., Medina

Rod Robinson

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

Additional Members

Zachary Haines

2027 (2018)
B.S., Cincinnati

Ryan D. Burgess

2030 (2021)
B.A., College of Wooster

Elizabeth McNellie

2032 (2022)
B.Ph., New Albany

Lisa Peterson

National Trustees

Mark Sullivan

2025 (2019)
B.S., Wilton, CT

Jeff Pegues

2026 (2020)
B.S., Washington D.C.

S. Biff Bowman

2026 (2020)
B.S., M.B.A., Chicago, IL

Dinesh Paliwal

2024 (2021)
M.S., M.B.A., New York

Student Members

Peyton Morrow

2026 (2024)

Nick McNeil

2025 (2023)

Attention Students

Are you interested in serving a two-year term on Miami's Board of Trustees? Student Trustees are nonvoting members that provide the Board with a valuable perspective.