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Ohio Wesleyan Appoints Interim Director of Service Learning

June 23, 2011

Sally Leber.
Photo courtesy of OWU’s Office of University Chaplain
DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan today announced the appointment of Sally Leber as interim director of service learning, overseeing the university’s award-winning Service Learning Program developed by Sue Pasters, who recently retired.

Since coming to Ohio Wesleyan in 1994, Sally has been the director of The Columbus Initiative, the university’s oldest service learning program, which links Columbus city youth with OWU students in tutoring and mentoring relationships. During her tenure, the program has expanded to include over 150 OWU students (2010-2011 academic year).

“Sally Leber is a life-long educator whose extensive experience and work with best practices in experiential education make her uniquely qualified to lead Ohio Wesleyan’s Service Learning program,” says Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones. “Her insight, creative vision, and global outlook will enable the program to continue to grow.”

Leber earned a bachelor’s degree from Capital University, majoring in English and Education. She has written curriculum for educational publishers on reading and writing instruction, as well as programs designed to help students work through issues creating roadblocks to success.

A member of the original design team for The Graham School, an experiential education high school in Columbus, Ohio, Leber serves as president of its board of trustees; and is formerly the board president for The Charles School, a five-year early college initiative high school that enables first-generation college students to obtain two years of college credit while completing a five-year high school program.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.