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Ohio State Greek Life leaders move into new roles with structure change

Ryan Lovell (left) was named senior director for Parent and Family and Greek Life. Sharrell Hassell-Goodman was named director of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Credit: Courtesy of OSU

Ryan Lovell (left) was named senior director for Parent and Family and Greek Life. Sharrell Hassell-Goodman was named director of Sorority and Fraternity Life.
Credit: Courtesy of OSU

The faces of Ohio State’s Sorority and Fraternity Life staff are the same, but their roles and titles have shifted.

Sharrell Hassell-Goodman was named director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, effective Feb. 14, after serving as the assistant director. Ryan Lovell, who was the parent, family and alumni relations contact for Student Life, is now the senior director for parent and family and Greek Life, according to an email sent to the Greek community Feb. 14.

Dave Isaacs, spokesman for Student Life, said the positions are new and reflect Greek Life’s growing needs.

“There are new titles, new positions, but no one leaves,” he said.

Hassell-Goodman earned about $49,000 in 2013, and Lovell made about $78,000 in 2013, according to the Columbus Business First DataCenter.

Isaacs said in an email Friday he was unsure if the two would be receiving new salaries, but if they are, that information hadn’t been processed yet.

Lovell said the new positions are a better fit for Greek Life.

“To better position our Greek community for continued successes, we felt it beneficial to better align the structure of the organization with others within Student Life, which are led by a director,” he said in an email. “This facilitated making Sharrell the director of Greek Life and adding her voice to our Student Life leadership team.”

Hassell-Goodman has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in education leadership and curriculum development and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Miami University. She has worked for the OSU Greek Life community since 2008, according to the Greek Life email.

She said she looks forward to continuing the progress Greek Life has made.

“Over the past several years, our community has seen tremendous growth, continued academic successes and the development of outstanding student leaders. With over 4,000 members, students who participate in sororities and fraternities have a strong footprint at Ohio State,” Hassell-Goodman said in an email Lovell sent to The Lantern. “As a Greek Life staff within the Office of Student Life, we strive to continue to challenge the members of our community to better themselves within these tenets of leadership, scholarship and service.”

Lovell was the assistant director of Greek Life from 2007-09. In his new position, he will work on implementing the Greek housing standard as part of OSU’s second-year on-campus living requirement, set to begin Fall Semester 2016, and is slated to help with the implementation of the Second-Year Transformational Experience Program in the Greek Life community, the email said.

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