The Ohio State University at Marion


Marion Staff Advisory Council (MSAC)

The Marion Staff Advisory Council (MSAC) was formed in 2010 with a mission to serve as an advisory body to The Ohio State University at Marion Dean and Director by maintaining an active and participatory line of communication with the staff community; to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations; and to support the University’s mission.

MSAC has also been given the responsibility of facilitating the Professional Development Grants, awarding up to $3,000 annually to staff on the Marion campus, and Marion Campus Outstanding Staff Award.

MSAC Bylaws

2017-2018 Membership

MSAC is comprised of classified civil service and unclassified administrative & professional staff.

Leigh Gribble (Chair), Christian Peregrina (Co-Chair), Deanna Bachtell, Julie Prince, Emily Creasap, Kori Montgomery, Holly Jacobson, Stephen Bail, and Marketa Lillard.


Professional Development Funds 2017-2018

2018 Staff Professional Development Grant

Click here for the application.

All applications must be submitted to Leigh Gribble (gribble.4@osu.edu) by 5:00 p.m., December 29th, 2017.

Sample Application Budget

​Staff Career Development Grants & Staff Manager Development Grants - Columbus

Staff Career Development Grants (maximum $1000 for individuals or $1500 groups) are awarded twice each year.

Staff Manager Development Grants of up to $1000 are awarded twice annually.

Find more information at https://gatewaytolearning.osu.edu/professional-career-development/staff-development-grants

​Edward J. Ray Travel Award

The Ray Award enables graduate students to participate in professional conferences by reimbursing or partially reimbursing the expenses incurred by graduate students during travel to conferences and meetings to present original research.

The Ray Award is given quarterly. Check website for specific due dates.

Find more information at Ray Travel Award

Outstanding Staff Award

The Ohio State University at Marion Outstanding Staff Award is presented to one Marion campus staff member annually in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and/or service to the campus.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate a deserving eligible staff member for her/his performance above and beyond traditional work assignments.

The 2017 nomination period for the Marion Outstanding Staff Award is closed.

The recipient of the Marion Outstanding Staff Award will also be nominated for the Distinguished Staff Award on the Columbus Campus.

For more information on the Distinguished Staff Award click here.

Leadership Marion

Marion Leadership Application

Marion Area Leadership Program participants attend nine sessions beginning with an opening retreat in September and continuing with day-long sessions each month through May.

For more information on the Leadership Marion Program click here.

The 2017 nomination period for the Marion Leadership Award is closed.

About MSAC

MSAC's Charge

The Marion Staff Advisory Council (MSAC) was formed in 2010 with a mission to serve as an advisory body to The Ohio State University at Marion Dean and Director by maintaining an active and participatory line of communication with the staff community; to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations; and to support the University’s mission.

To accomplish this, the Ohio State Marion Staff Advisory Council shall:

a. Serve as liaison to the Ohio State Marion Administration concerning issues affecting staff in their employment, evaluation, compensation, recognition, and professional development.

b. Maintain an active and participatory line of communication on behalf of and among staff to provide a forum through which staff can raise, discuss, and make recommendations on non-academic concerns and activities at Ohio State Marion.

c. Promote a sense of community at Ohio State Marion through public relations, communication, and activities involving the staff.

d. Provide a natural link with the University Staff Advisory Committee at the Columbus campus.