Dentistry Welcomes Mike Kessler as Senior Director of Development
On June 1st, Mike Kessler was welcomed officially as the College of
Dentistry’s Senior Director of Development.
Kessler is an Ohio native and an OSU alumnus who first worked for
the university as a student fundraiser in the mid 1990's.
After completing his bachelor's degree, he joined Ohio State as a
Development Director in charge of all direct marketing activity in
the Office of Annual Giving, which included telemarketing, direct
mail initiatives, matching gift programs, and internet giving.
From that position Kessler transitioned into the President's Club
office, where for the past three years he has served as the Director
of Development for Northeast Ohio. In that role, he worked to engage
and inform President's Club donors and to recruit new members from
the Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown areas. Other goals
included helping members to explore their philanthropic interests
with the university, as well as extending the President's Club
experience beyond Central Ohio.
"Throughout my time working with the President's Club and meeting
members in Northeast Ohio, I was always astounded that so many
graduates of the College of Dentistry are involved philanthropically
with this university,” Kessler said. “Dentistry alumni are such
loyal OSU supporters that there were times when I felt as if I’d
mistakenly shown up at a reception exclusively for dental graduates,
rather than all Ohio State alumni. I'm thrilled to work with this
group of people who are so connected to, interested in, and
supportive of their alma mater and their profession. I look
forward to capitalizing on that passion and loyalty shown by our
alumni, and helping with the effort to transform
this College into the best of its kind.”
Please welcome Mike Kessler to the College of Dentistry community,
and feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call