Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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"Welcome to the Student Life Grad Pad Website! I am so excited that you have taken the time to visit this site. I cannot wait to get to know you both as a new professional to the field of Student Affairs and as the unique and awesome individual that you are. I am so glad to have you as part of our Student Life family and cannot wait to see the amazing things you are going to do this year!"

D'Andra Mull, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Office of Student Life

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Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

In our quest to foster the development of the undergraduates we serve, we sometimes forget that we too are students. This is a site for you to remember that you are a student and explore your professional development, expand your collegial network, and learn about resources offered to you by Ohio State and the Office of Student Life!

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According to the U.S. News & World Report 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges, The Ohio State University is ranked 16th among the nation’s public universities and 1st in the State.

Ohio State among the top places to work: Ohio State was ranked fifth among large schools in The Huffington Post and one of the “Best Places to Work in Academia” in The Scientist.

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No more Summertime Sadness? Welcome back to a new academic year!

Happy September! The summertime may have come to a close, but that does not mean things are not heating up at Ohio State. As promised, The Office of Student Life Student Grad Pad is bringing you updates for the month of September, as we will do each month of...

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Meet a Graduate Assistant

Cheria Dial

Cheria Dial

  • Department: University Housing
  • Anticipated Graduation: SP 2015
  • Email:
  • Undergrad Major: Spanish & International Relations
  • Grad Major: Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ph.D. Student

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