The BGSU Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the fiscal year on June 25 with three new members in attendance, appointed by Governor Ted Strickland.
Bowling Green attorney Megan Newlove will fill the remaining eight years of the term of former trustee Kevin B. Lake, who recently stepped down from the board. Newlove’s term will expire in May 2018. A Bowling Green native, she has been a three-time member of the Bowling Green City Council, completing her last two-year term at the end of 2009. She was president of the council the last two terms.
Newlove received a law degree from the University of Toledo in 1995 and a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in 1992. A member of the Wood County, Ohio and Michigan bar associations, she is the owner of a title company and specializes in real estate, business and adoption law. She is a member of the BGSU Falcon Club, which supports University athletics. She and her husband, Lloyd Triggs, and their two sons live in Bowling Green. In becoming a trustee, Newlove carries on a family tradition: her father, Richard, was on the board from 1983-92.
Stephen Daley, a Columbus financial advisor and third-generation BGSU alumnus, replaces John Harbal of Toledo, whose term ended in May. Daly received a bachelor’s degree in business education from BGSU in 1988. Currently employed by Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., he has worked in the financial services industry since 1993, including service with Smith Barney and Edward Jones & Co. He covered the central Ohio region as an assistant vice president, investment and trust officer, for Bowling Green-based Mid Am Bank (now Huntington Bank). Daley has also taught finance at Columbus State Community College as an adjunct professor.
He is a board member for the Legacy Fund of the Columbus Foundation and a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves on the board of the Shirley J. Daley Community Fund, endowed in memory of his mother, Shirley (Figgins) Daley ’48. Before his appointment to the BGSU Board of Trustees, he was a member of the BGSU Student Affairs Advocates Board and was the Bowling Green Chapter advisor and chair of the Alumni Advisory Board for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Daley’s term on the BGSU Board of Trustees expires in 2019.
Graduate Student Trustee Abby Priehs is a doctoral student in higher education administration. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont in higher education and student affairs administration. Priehs worked in residence life at universities in California and Wisconsin before coming to Bowling Green State University. She is an experienced advisor and mentor to undergraduate students and governmental bodies and is the co-advisor to the BGSU Aspiring Student Affairs Professionals organization. Her research interests include student success, social justice and advocacy. She resides in Toledo, Ohio, with her husband, Mike. Her term will expire in 2012.