Board Elections

Want to be part of the Board for the Nation's Capital Chapter of the Ohio Alumni Association?  We have an election coming up on June 30, 2018 to fill the positions of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  By alumni chapter rules, our current Vice President will become the next President when the current term ends.  Thus, Lauren Vollberg will be our Chapter President beginning July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020.

We need people who want to be active members of the Board and want to carry on the Chapter through the next two years and beyond.  The roles for each position are as follows:

The President shall

  • Represent and serve as a responsible and positive steward of Ohio University.
  • Serve as a liaison to the OAA, maintaining at least monthly communication with your liaison.
  • Preside over all executive board meetings and general group meetings.
  • Be aware of planning and coordination for all events, meetings and functions of the group.
  • Establish strategic vision, annual goals and year out event plan for the group by actively engaging the executive board, group members and OAA.
  • Keep executive board and group members informed of general Alumni Association events and encourage participation in group and university activities.
  • Ensure all Alumni Association and university policies are upheld by group.
  • Attend annual Alumni Leaders Conference or designate a member of executive board to attend.
  • Complete and submit annual report, year out calendar and award nominations to the OAA.
  • Serve as immediate past-president to transition the leadership role to the president-elect upon completion of term.
  • Encourage, motivate and seek out potential group members and leaders to actively volunteer with the group and/or participate in group events.
  • Serve two year term.

Past President shall:

  • Represent and serve as a responsible and positive steward of Ohio University.
  • Transition the duties of the president to the new president.
  • Assist the president and all officers and chairs for first two months of transition.

Vice President shall:

  • Represent and serve as a responsible and positive steward of Ohio University.
  • Welcome new members to group.
  • Follow up post event with attendees.
  • Recruit volunteers to work events (with leadership of special events chair).
  • Work with the OAA to support the Office of Admissions with letter writing campaign and volunteers for college fairs.
  • Attend executive board meetings.
  • Maintain current list of active group volunteers and contact information.
  • Fill role of president during meeting absences.
  • Assume role of president at end of biannual term.
  • Serve two year term.

Treasurer shall:

  • Record all financial transactions for the group
  • Submit pre-event budget
  • Submit and/or approve all group reimbursements.
  • Receive and report to executive board on quarterly account reports from OAA
  • Direct group (with scholarship chair) in determining scholarship awards and process with consultation of OAA.
  • Attend executive board meetings.
  • Serve in the absence of the secretary at executive board and general meetings.
  • Serve two year term.

Secretary shall:

  • Record all meeting minutes for the group.
  • Distribute meeting minutes to executive board and OAA within 30 days of the meeting.
  • Notify executive board and chairs of meeting dates.
  • Attend executive board meetings.
  • Serve two year term.

Nominations for the positions of Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be accepted through June 20th.  If you have an interest in one of these positions, please email President John Moore at or  All nominees will be asked to draft a short description about themselves, why they are interested in the position, and why they feel that they deserve the vote of Chapter members.  Those descriptions will be posted here so that Chapter members can be knowledgeable about the candidates prior to the election.  

If you have questions about this process or any of the positions, please feel free to email any of the current elected Board members of attend a Board Meeting to see how the process works.  We hope to have a great Board to lead us into the next couple of years and beyond, but we can't do it without you!

Meet the Board


John Moore

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1988, B.A. Sociology: I have been elected as the new President of the Nation's Capital Chapter of the Ohio Alumni Association. I have served on the OAA board for eight years, including the last six as the Sports Committee Chairman. I am excited to take on this new and challenging role. It is my hope to move this Chapter forward and continue to grow in the coming years. With the help of the other board members listed below, I think we can do great things and have a great time doing it.  I want this Chapter to be interactive, so if you have any ideas for events, suggestions for ways to make things better, or just to say hello, I am always available at I look forward to meeting many of you and hope I can do my best to serve this Chapter to the best of my ability.

Vice President

Lauren Vollberg

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2008 B.S. Meteorology: I am the Vice President of the Nation’s Capital Chapter. I’m a Washington D.C. area native and I currently reside in Germantown, MD. I recently served as Social Chair on the chapter board for 4 years and I look forward to working more with John and the alumni association in this new leadership role. Since we live in our Nation’s Capital, we have many exciting and interactive events to take advantage of in our own neighborhoods. Whether it’s getting together to visit the Smithsonian, or to “stand up and cheer” for the Bobcats at Penns Quarter, or going to see a live show at the Kennedy Center, the possibilities are endless. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your suggestions for chapter-hosted events.


Whitney Pesek

2009 B.A. Sociology/Pre-law: I am the Treasurer of the Nation’s Capital Chapter. I’m an Athens native (a.ka. townie) and I currently reside in Washington, DC. I look forward to meeting all of you and working together to make the Nation's Capital Chapter the best Ohio Alumni Association. 

2010 B.A. Political Science and 2012 Master of Public Administration: I am your Secretary of the Nation’s Capital Chapter so I look forward to engaging with all of you in-person and on social media! We’re excited to look into new ways to involve the many alumni in the DC metro area so stay tuned for events and opportunities to meet other Bobcats.


Amanda Janice Roberson

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