Board of Trustees

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Craig Wanner




Board Minutes



Anne Cole was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2010 and serves as board chair. She currently is the Sr. Vice President of United Bank, Division of the Park National Bank serving Crawford and Marion counties.

An active community member, Ms. Cole chairs the Crawford County 20/20 Vision Committee, serves as Vice Chair for the Bucyrus Community Improvement Corporation, and is an active Bucyrus Rotary Club member.  She is also past president of  the boards of trustees of the Bucyrus Area United Way,  Bucyrus Salvation Army, Bucyrus Rotary Club, and Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio.

A graduate of Colonel Crawford High School, Ms. Cole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics management from Ohio Wesleyan University, a MBA from Ashland University, and a graduate degree in banking from the American Bankers Association.

Ms. Cole resides on the family farm in rural Bucyrus with her husband and son.

Lynn Oliver Garvin was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2003.  Garvin is a native of Bay Village, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

A dedicated community volunteer, Garvin has served on the boards of directors of Junior Service Guild, The Marion Association for Gifted Students, The Marion Education Foundation, The Continuous Improvement Committee of the Marion City Schools, and as Vice President of Harding Music Parents.  She was selected as Volunteer of the Year for the State of Ohio PTA.  Garvin also serves as Chair of the Administrative Council and Lay Delegate of Epworth United Methodist Church. She currently serves on the Regional Club Council Advisory Committee at The Ohio State University. 

Lynn and her husband Charlie have 3 adult children.  In their spare time, they breed and show Dalmatian show dogs, and have bred 90 AKC Champions.  She serves as the AKC Delegate for The Marion Ohio Kennel Club.

Daryl Gates was named to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2011  and is currently serving as the vice chair of the board.

Gates is the president/CEO of Morral Companies, LLC, Morral, Ohio. He serves as the treasurer of Marion General Hospital and the Marion Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of Marion Rotary Club, Marion County Farm Bureau, The Fertilizer Institute and the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation.

He has a degree in finance from The Ohio State Univeristy. He and his wife, Valerie, have four adult sons.


David Hypes, D.D.S was named to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2012.

Hypes is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University ('78, '81) and has practied denistry in Marion, Ohio since 1981. He is a member of the American Dental Assocaition, and past president of both the Ohio Dental Association and Marion Academy of Denistry. In addition, is a member of the American Orthodontic Assocation and a past delegate to the Ohio Dental Assocation General Assembly.

Stephen Keen was named to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in June of 2007. 

Keen is the branch manager of Mt. Gilead. and Cardington and branch coordinator for the First Federal Bank of Ohio. A resident of Galion, he is involved with several financial literacy programs in the Morrow County area teaching finances and economics in several different local schools. In addition, he is the current treasurer of the Morrow County United Way Board, president of Morrow County Board of DD, past president of Morrow County Kiwanis, YMCA Advisory Board, Morrow County Revolving Loan Board, SBDC Board, Masonic Lodge member, and active member in the Morrow County Chamber.

Keen received an Associate Degree in Business Management from Marion Technical College and is a graduate of Northmor High School.

Ronald Scharer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Otterbein College and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law. He currently serves as branch manager and Registered Principal of Financial Network Investment Corporation, a securities broker-dealer.

Scharer is active in the Marion community serving as a board member of the Marion Family YMCA Endowment Fund and The Marion Palace Theatre Endowment Fund. Currently, he is a member of the Marion lodge No. 70, Free and Accepted Masons and is president-elect of The Marion Rotary Club. 

He and his wife, Laura, are long-time Marion residents.

Vaughn Sizemore was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2008. He is a partner in Slob and Sons Pipe and Casing/360 Degree Steel in Marion, Ohio, which provides steel supplies product to major contractors throughout the eastern half of the United States. 

Throughout his career, Sizemore has given extensively to volunteer community efforts in the Columbus area, including Columbus Children's Choir; Regional Director, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Westerville Rotary Club; fundraising for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra; and volunteer work with the Native American Indian Center.

Sizemore is an alumni of The Ohio State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976.  He and his wife Pamela are residents of Galena, Ohio, and have two grown daughters.  Pamela is owner of a health services company.

Craig Wanner, of Delaware, Ohio, was appointed to the Ohio State Board Marion in 2010. He is the president and owner of Wanner Metal Worx, Inc. and the vice president and owner of Deltaplex, Inc.

Mr. Wanner is an active member of the Ironworkers District Council of Southern Ohio currently serving on the Ohio Pension Fund, Ohio Benefit Trust, and Ohio Annuity Fund committees. In addition, he is active in the Delaware community serving on the Grady Memorial Hospital Advisory Board, president of the Arts Farm, and the Delaware Rotary Club. 

He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Franklin University, one in electronics engineering and one in industrial management and a MBA from Xavier University. Mr. Wanner is also a veteran of the United States Navy serving in active duty in 1971-1975.

Patricia Young was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2005. Young attended Ohio State Marion for one year before earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University. Young began her career at Oakwood Hospital Sports Medicine in Dearborn Michigan. She continued in the field of orthopedic physical therapy and sports performance enhancement with O.R.S./Acceleration Program in Newark, Ohio. In 1994, she returned to Marion to become the Director of Physical Therapy for Doctor's Park Physical Therapy, now known as River Rock Rehabilitation.

Young lives in Upper Sandusky with her husband, Ken, an attorney, and their three children. She is an active volunteer for area youth sports programs and the Upper Sandusky schools.

John Maharry is the faculty representative to The Ohio State University at Marion Board of Trustees. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Ohio State University. He is currently an associate professor of Mathematics at The Ohio State University at Marion, where he has been teaching since 2004.

His research in structural graph theory is broadly focused on describing structures that arise in graphs and networks and exploiting those structures to answer questions about the overall network. There are applications of this research to computer networks, electrical circuits, social networks, organizational networks, chemical reactions, epidemiology and molecular structures. In particular, Dr. Maharry's research deals with graph decompositions, tree-structures, surface embeddings and minor- and topological-inclusions of graphs. His current project is to show that short-chained, bounded tree-width graphs are well-quasi-ordered under topological inclusion.

Robert Sexton was appointed to the Ohio State Marion Board of Trustees in 2013. He serves on the board as a respresentative of the student body.

Sexton currently works in the Academic Enrichment Center at Ohio State Marion.  He is actively involved in student government and campus leadership.  Sexton is currently working on a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education from Ohio State and plans to graduate spring semester 2015.  Students wishing to contact the student representative to the Board of Trustees may email: