OU-Chillicothe Dean, Martin Tuck, Announces Retirement

The head of Ohio University-Chillicothe is announcing his retirement.

Marty Tuck, who has served as Dean of the Chillicothe Campus since 2011, has announced his intention to retire, effective June 30, 2019.

“It has been a pleasure to serve the Chillicothe Campus as its dean for the past eight years and work with the very talented faculty and staff of the campus,” said Tuck. “The Chillicothe Campus is a strong institution which provides a quality educational benefit to the region it serves. I have also enjoyed becoming integrated into the Chillicothe and Ross County community during my term as dean, and working with the dedicated citizens of the community who care deeply about the quality of life in the region.”  

As dean of the University’s Chillicothe campus, Tuck has been a leader in community engagement, acting as the current chair of the Executive Board of the Ross County United Way, as well as serving as a member and Past President of the Chillicothe Rotary Club.

Under Tuck’s leadership, the University increased endowed scholarship funding for Ohio University Chillicothe students, and, in response to student needs, he augmented the campus’ curriculum with the addition of Social Work, Accounting Technology and Medical Assisting Technology programs. He was also responsible for planning and designing the upcoming Academic Success Center facilities project.  

William Willan, who serves as the University’s Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education, recognized Tuck for his many contributions to the region.  

“As Dean of the Chillicothe Campus, Marty has set a high standard for promoting higher education and for community engagement. Working with local hospitals and businesses, Marty has increased access to Ohio University’s programs for adult populations and played a key role in the Chillicothe community’s economic and social initiatives,” said Willan. “He also has been a key academic leader for the regional campuses both as a resource for faculty regarding promotion and tenure processes and as RHE’s representative on the University Curriculum Council. It has been my privilege, and that of the regional campuses, to have benefitted for the last eight years from the expertise that Marty developed in his many years of service, including his time in the Provost’s office.”  

Before his appointment as dean, Tuck served as the University’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. A tenured faculty member of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, Tuck plans to return to the department and teach as part of the University’s Early Retirement Program. 

Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali will announce a plan for interim leadership of the Chillicothe campus at a later date.

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