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Ohio Wesleyan Appoints Financial Aid, Development Staff

September 26, 2007

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the hiring of two new administrators and the promotion of another.

Lee Harrell has been appointed Ohio Wesleyan’s assistant vice president for admission and financial aid. Harrell, a resident of Delaware, most recently worked at Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the nonprofit Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Previously, he served as director of financial aid at Franklin University and also at The Ohio State University, where he earned his master’s degree in higher education administration. At Ohio Wesleyan, Harrell will oversee the financial aid office, including awarding university, federal, state, and private financial aid to students. He also will assist with student recruiting and retention efforts.
Jeremy Ball has been named director of development services. A resident of Delaware, Ball previously worked as director of advancement services at Columbus-based Capital University. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Capital and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Michigan University. At Ohio Wesleyan, Ball will oversee the management of donor records, research, and gift processing for the Office of University Relations. He also will oversee budget and expense management for the office.
Lindsey Gale, a 1998 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, has been promoted to director of donor relations in the Office of University Relations. In her new role, she will oversee donor communications and reporting, donor recognition, and enhanced donor programming. A resident of Columbus, Gale also has worked as a member of the university’s major gifts staff and as a special gift officer at Carnegie Mellon University.

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