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Daniel Slane '67 to Head OSU Board of Trustees

Dan Slane at a student recognition ceremony during a Board of Trustees meeting

Daniel M. Slane, new chairman of the OSU Board of Trustees, was appointed to the board in 1997 by then-Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich '61.

Dan is the founder and co-owner of The Slane Company, Ltd., which develops, owns and operates 88 shopping centers and commercial buildings in 12 states. The company also owns waste treatment facilities in Europe, manufactures synthetic coal, an interstate rail transportation company between the east coast and Ohio, a telecommunication company, and a wood products company. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the company has offices in New York City; Cleveland; North Bergen, New Jersey; Birmingham, England; and Shanghai and Fuzhou, China.

From 1990 until 1998, Dan served as vice chairman and then chairman of the Ohio Building Authority, which finances, constructs, and manages state buildings. From 1991 until 1999, he chaired the State Board of Building Appeals, which grants variances to the Ohio Basic Building Code. He also sits on the board of directors of Ohio Capital Corporation, which has developed over a half-billion dollars of government-subsidized housing projects in Ohio.

A double Buckeye, Dan earned a bachelor of science in business administration in 1964 and his J.D. degree in 1967. He served two years as a captain in the U.S. Army before receiving his advanced degree in international law in 1970 from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Dan has remained active in the life of the Moritz College. He returns annually to discuss alternative career options with students, is a member of the College's Henry Folsom Page Society, and was an early supporter of the construction of the Barrister Club.

Dan served one year as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Franklin County and two years as a White House staff assistant to President Gerald R. Ford. In addition, he has served on the Board of Trustees of Hiram College from 1996 to 2001.

A resident of Westerville, Ohio, Dan will chair the Board for a one-year term concluding in 2006.