Members of the EHS Advisory Council

 

Gary GoshornGary E. Goshorn

Education: B.S., Social Studies Education, Miami University, 1973 | M.A. and Ed.S., School Administration, Indiana University, 1978

Bio: Gary was employed by Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus Indiana, for 34 years where he served as a social studies teacher, coach, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and Principal. He retired as Principal of Columbus East High School.

After retiring from B.C.S.C., Gary was recruited to be the Executive Director of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School, a position he held for five years, also in Columbus Indiana.

Gary’s educational expertise was in the area of brain research and how it impacts teaching and learning. He conducted workshops on this topic throughout southern Indiana for over 20 years.

Gary has remained active with Miami University, serving on the Miami Alumni Association Board of Directors 2004-2009, and again 2012-2015. He was president of the Alumni Board in 2008 which allowed him the opportunity to be active in the planning for the 2009 Miami University Bicentennial Celebration. He received the John E. Dolibois Alumni Award in 2016 and is the current president of the Miami University Men’s Glee Club Advisory Board. 

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2014

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 1973


Rob HortonRob Horton

Education: B.S., AYA Social Studies Education, Miami University, expected Spring 2021

Bio: Rob has remained local for the entirety of his education. Before college, he spent 12 years in the Fairfield City School District before making the decision to come to Miami. During his time at Miami, Rob was able to study abroad through the Miami Luxembourg program (MUDEC) and was able to travel to 14 different countries and 22 different cities during his time while also maintaining his studies. During his time in Luxembourg, he was a part of an independent study with Dr. James Shiveley to learn the workings of international schools and how they act similar and different to the American school systems. This included being involved in the classroom one to two times a week with a host teacher.

Since returning to Oxford, Rob was one of the co-presidents of EHS Ambassadors before taking on the role of Student Advisor. He also got a job within Miami as a tour guide in the Admissions office. Rob is President of the Club Bowling Team and involved with Miami Council for Social Studies (MCSS). Rob is also a part of the "Back-to-Campus" Committee in the College of Education, Health and Society led by Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile. He plans to student teach Social Studies in the Spring of 2021 and looks to find a teaching job either in the Cincinnati or Columbus area following graduation!

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2020

Alum Year: Expected 2021


J. MatskoConnie Schawann Lindsay

Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Miami University, 1979
M.Ed. Elementary Education/Comprehensive, Miami University, 1982

Bio: Connie is "retired" from Sycamore Community Schools as she took a leave of absence to raise her family and did not return to paid employment but focused on volunteering in the schools instead. Connie worked as a teacher for Wyoming City Schools (OH), grades 5-8, 1979-1986; District Computer Coordinator, Wyoming City Schools, 1985-1986; teacher for Sycamore Community Schools, grade 4, 1986-1989; and as Assistant Principal, Symmes Elementary, Sycamore Community Schools, 1989-1990.

Connie became a stay-at-home mom to two children and continued to support the schools through administrative positions on PTO, chairing various fundraisers, and being a room mom (spanning 10 years!). She co-chaired the 2004 Sycamore Community Schools Operating Levy, co-chaired the 2007 Sycamore Community Schools Renewal Levy, and served as consultant for the 2016 Sycamore Community Schools Operating Levy. She also co-chaired the 2007 and 2008 Jim Walter Memorial/Sycamore Athletic Booster Golf Outing (the Boosters major fundraiser), co-chaired the 2010 and 2011 American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event for high school students in Cincinnati's Northeast Region, and served as chair for the Montgomery Nursery School Board of Education for 8 years.

Connie enjoys being involved with the Miami University Alumni Association and has attended and thoroughly enjoyed Miami's Winter College in 2014, 2017, and 2018. She is happy to have donated to the Armstrong Center's Slant Walk Tile and Bicentennial Wall. She is parent to Sara K. Lindsay, a 2015 Miami graduate.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2020

Term Commitment: Fall 2023

Alum Year: 1979 (B.S.) and 1982 (M.Ed.)


J. MatskoJudith E. Matsko

Education: B.S., Health and Physical Education, Miami University, 1972 | M.Ed., Marygrove College, 1998

Bio: Judith E. Matsko is a recognized leader in Northeast Ohio and she has committed herself to empowering others to lead successful lives, whether a child, teenager or an adult. Serving as a board member or as the President of an organization, Judy makes a difference in her community. Judy is engaged with Miami University as Advisory Council Member for the College of Education, Health and Society, a member of the Women’s Giving Circle and sits on the Grants Leadership Committee, Chair of the NEO Red & White Gala, a past National Alumni Board of Directors member, and she has established the “Judith E. Matsko ’76 Scholarship” for females in need majoring in education with an emphasis in coaching. Judy is currently the Chair on the GSNEO Board of Directors and prior served as Vice Chair and a Director-at-Large. Judy has served as the Chair of the Fund Development Steering Committee, chaired the last three Dessert First signature events, and a member of GSNEO’s Women of Distinction Selection Committee. Judy holds board positions with The YWCA of Greater Cleveland, The Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra, The Cornerstone of Hope, and the Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board of Directors. Judy served as the President of the Board of the NEO Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and as the President of the Junior League of Cleveland. Other community involvement has included The Leading Ladies of Playhouse Square, The United Way of Lake County, Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs, American Heart Association Greater Cleveland, the Association of Junior Leagues International, The Gathering Place, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the University Hospital’s American Girl Fashion Show which she chaired for 20 years.

For 32 years, Judy was employed by the Strongsville City Schools as a Health and Physical Education teacher and as a coach for both volleyball and track. Her commitment and dedication to her field were evident with the partnerships she initiated between her school and other organizations such as the Southwest General Health Center, The Cleveland Browns, The Children’s Hunger Alliance, The American Heart Association, The American Dairy Association, and The Cleveland Cavaliers to help students maintain and improve their health habits. Judy was employed as a Development Director with Project EverGreen, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve green spaces; Menlo Park Academy as the Marketing and Development Director for the only tuition-free K-8 all gifted school in Ohio; Director of Advancement for Rose-Mary, a Catholic Diocese of Cleveland agency, serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Currently, Judy serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, and a Master in the Art of Teaching, from Marygrove College in Michigan.

Because of her dedication to serving her community, Judy has been the recipient of many prestigious awards spanning from 1972 through recent years, some of which include: “2015 Athena Award Finalist,” “2006 Athena Award Finalist,” “Women of Distinction” from the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, “The Society’s Hope Award” from the NOH Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Mentor High School, the “Profound Impact Award” from Miami University’s School of Education, Health and Society, “Heroes of Ireland Award,” from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center, “Cleveland’s Finest Award,” from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the “Ruth T. Lucas Award” and the “Sustainer Service Award” from the Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. She is a graduate of the “2015 Signature Class of Leadership Lake County.”

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1972


L. MayLoren May

Education: B.S., Education, Miami University, 1970 | M.Ed., Miami University, 1973 | Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, 1993

Bio: From 1970-1975, Dr. May taught in both rural Ohio (middle school math) and an urban setting (Cleveland grades 5 & 6). In 1975, he was selected as an elementary principal in Bensenville School District 2, Bensenville, Illinois. In 1994, following two additional principal positions at the elementary and middle school level, he became the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. From 2001-2015 he served as the Superintendent for Marquardt School District 15 in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Illinois.

In addition, Dr. May has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). CEC’s mission is to build collaborative structures, processes and cultures with and among key educational stakeholders, including labor and management, to transform educational systems to continuously improve learning and achievement for all students.

He has also been a governing board member for LEND, the Legislative Education Network for DuPage County that has spearheaded local and state educational initiatives in the state of Illinois.

Currently, Dr. May has led a construction grant that secured 26.7 million dollars for school construction of a performing arts center and early childhood centers for the Marquardt School District. This initiative has also led to a partnership with the College of Creative Arts at Miami that has allowed undergraduate students to interact with students from Marquardt and develop five sculptures that will be placed in the courtyard of the Performing Arts Center.

Finally, Dr. May serves as an associate with Hazard, Young & Attea which is a national educational search firm.

Both of his daughters are Miami graduates (2013 & 2016).

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1970 (B.S.) and 1973 (M.Ed.)


Rachel McMillianRachel McMillian

Education: B.A, History, Miami University, 2009
B.A., Black World Studies, Miami University, 2009
MAT, Social Studies Education, Miami University, 2012

Bio: Rachel is a Social Studies teacher within the Cincinnati Public Schools school district. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Miami University.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2020

Alum Year: 2009(B.S.) and 2012(MAT)


B. MeadeBilly Meade

Education: B.S., Water Resources Management, Central State University, 2007 | M.En., Miami University, 2011

Bio: Billy is the OSHA Compliance Specialist for PSA Airlines, a member of the American Airlines Family. His oversight includes all things OSHA, EPA and Hazardous Material related at the eight Maintenance Bases in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida.

Billy lives in Butler Township, Ohio with Marva, his wife and their dog, Mr. Salt. Marva and Billy are heavily involved in their church, Phillips Temple, where Billy serves as Media Director.

Billy is an avid cyclist and bicycle collector and enjoys traveling the world with his family.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 2011


L. Winans ReiserLaurie Winans Reiser

Education: B.S., Family & Consumer Science, Miami University, 1979

Bio: Laurie and her husband Joe live in Tipp City, Ohio. They own and operate Winans Chocolates + Coffees where they manufacture their own line of handcrafted chocolates and roast gourmet coffees out of their facility in Piqua, Ohio. Winans Chocolates + Coffees has 18 retail stores and also sells products at four locations on Miami’s campus (MacCracken Market, Armstrong Center’s Mporium, King Café in King Library, and Maple Street Commons).

Laurie and Joe have two grown children, Madison and Wilson, both living in Columbus, Ohio. Their daughter, Madison, is a 2014 Miami graduate. Laurie’s brothers, Andy and Tim Winans, are also both Miami graduates. Tim was inducted into Miami’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015 based on his outstanding swimming career at Miami.

Laurie graduated from Miami in 1979 and immediately started a sales career with Xerox along with 3 other Miami grads, which were all hired by another Miami grad! After Xerox, Laurie spent 15 years at NCR Corporation and held the positions of Sales Representative and District Sales Manager, and was a director in the Marketing, Product Management, and Sales Education departments. Laurie ended her corporate career at BI, a Minneapolis-based performance improvement agency before moving to her family business working with her husband Joe.

Laurie has remained active at Miami serving on numerous Class and AXO Reunion Committees and is currently the Chair of the College of Education, Health and Society Advisory Council. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Giving Circle.

Laurie and her family like to spend time at Indian Lake. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and traveling, and has been an active volunteer in an organization called CISV Building Global Friendship.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2011

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 1979


Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell

Education: Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bennett College, 1991
Master of Education Administration, University of Cincinnati, 1996

Bio: Laura works and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Laura is the current Superintendent for Cincinnati Public Schools. She has held this position since 2017.

In addition to her work as Superintendent, Laura is involved in many community organizations that span a wide range of community interests. Organizations she is involved in include the following: The Library Foundation, Beech Acres, Cincinnati Art Museum, Junior Achievement, UC Economics Center, Dan Beard Council, Girl Scouts, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cradle Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Woman’s Club.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2020

Term Commitment: Spring 2023


C. ShimminCheryl Shimmin

Education: B.S., Dietetics, Miami University, 1981 | M.B.A., University of Dayton, 1989

Bio: Cheryl is Network Director of Culinary and Nutrition Care at Kettering Health Network where she has worked for the last 35 years. Her oversight includes operations at nine (9) acute and two (2) long term care facilities. Professionally, Cheryl is active in Association of Healthcare Foodservice and Premier Inc, a group purchasing organization.

Educational experiences include a B.S. degree in Dietetics from Miami University, a dietetic internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and an M.B.A. from University of Dayton.

Cheryl and her husband, Don, live in Kettering, Ohio (the city in which they both were raised) with their daughter Kari and two dogs. Their son, Kyle, lives with his wife, Sylvia, in a neighboring suburb, Bellbrook.

Community involvement includes being involved with St. Albert the Great Church, Homefull, March of Dimes, Kettering Backpack, and University of Dayton.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, playing tennis, hiking with her dogs, shopping with her daughter, and spending time with her family especially at their cabin in Tennessee.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Fall 2020

Alum Year: 1981


K. StoehrKristen Stoehr

Education: B.S., Health & Sport Studies: Dietetics, Miami University, 2010 | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011 | M.B.A., General Management, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

Bio: Kristen is a Registered Dietitian and Associate Brand Manager for Nestlé® USA, based in the Cleveland suburb of Solon, Ohio. In this position, she is responsible for leading end-to-end brand management, including product and communication strategy.

Kristen joined Nestlé in 2011 and has since held upwardly progressive roles in Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Nutrition, Health and Wellness Strategy, and Brand Marketing spanning the LEAN CUISINE®, Confections & Snacks, BUITONI®, and Outsiders Pizza Company brands.

At Nestlé, Kristen was awarded the 2014 “Best Nestlé S.A. Nutrition, Health & Wellness” Global Initiative for implementation of portion guidance on all Nestlé USA Confections & Snacks products.

In 2016, Kristen was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni by Miami University.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2017

Term Commitment: Spring 2020

Alum Year: 2010


Dr. Edward TherouxDr. Edward Theroux

Education: B.S., Special Education, The University of Connecticut, 1988
M.S., Consultation and Collaboration Special Education, Southern Connecticut State University, 2000
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Administration, William Howard Taft University, 2018

Bio: Dr. Edward Theroux is currently working as Superintendent for Talawanda City School District.

Ed serves on the Board of Trustees for Oxford Seniors and is also a board member for Family Promise of Butler County.

Ed also serves his community as a Kiwanis member.

Member of the Advisory Council Since: 2020

Term Commitment: Fall 2022