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Ohio State fills communications position after 9 months

April 29, 2014

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Lindsay Komlanc, former director of marketing and communications for the Office of Administration and Planning, is now the university’s assistant vice president of issues management. Credit: Courtesy of OSU

Lindsay Komlanc, former director of marketing and communications for the Office of Administration and Planning, is now the university’s assistant vice president of issues management.
Credit: Courtesy of OSU

A University Communications role has been filled nine months after the position was vacated.

Lindsay Komlanc, former director of marketing and communications for the Office of Administration and Planning, is now the university’s assistant vice president of strategic issues management, Ohio State spokesman Gary Lewis said in an email Friday.

“Her previous position with A & P was posted and a search for a replacement is underway,” Lewis said.

He said Komlanc began transitioning to her new role March 31 and officially took over April 7.

Komlanc said in an email Tuesday she enjoyed working with Administration and Planning, which provided her the chance to learn more about OSU, but she is enthusiastic about the change.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the University Communications team and look forward to new challenges and opportunities presented by being able to work with an even broader range of partners to create integrated communications strategies and positive approaches to promoting institutional goals and objectives,” she said.

The strategic issues management position was previously held by Shelly Hoffman, Lewis said, whose last day was July 8.

The job was posted online Feb. 22 and closed March 2, according to the Jobs at OSU listing provided by Lewis. He said the job wasn’t posted immediately for strategic reasons.

“To be fiscally and strategically careful, we waited several months to assess ongoing need and moved forward with posting the position in February,” Lewis said in a Tuesday email.

As assistant vice president of strategic issues management, Komlanc reports to University Communications Vice President Melinda Church. Komlanc’s annual salary is now set at $120,000, after earning a base salary of $102,858 in 2013 in her previous role.

University Communications has experienced other staffing changes recently as well. Former OSU assistant vice president of media and public relations Gayle Saunders resigned from her role Feb. 14. The search for her successor was set to begin in December, when Saunders announced her resignation.

Lewis said Friday the search is ongoing.

Doug Haddix, an editorial assistant vice president in the department, filled Saunders’ position during the search.


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