SRU alumnus named interim president at Ohio University

David Descutner, a 1974 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in speech, has been named interim president of Ohio University.

A special adviser of faculty and academic planning in OU's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Descutner will remain in the role until June 30. At that time, he will serve as a special assistant to aid in the transition of OU's new president.

He has served as dean of University College, executive vice provost for undergraduate education and interim director of the School of Communication Studies during his 37- years at OU.