Who in the world is the CFAES Alumni Society Board?

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society Board represents the voice of all alumni of the college. The board serves as a resource for all relations between college alumni and The Ohio State University Alumni Association and has representatives from every academic department, every region of Ohio, from out of state, and from the last three graduating classes. The group meets quarterly in addition to holding events throughout the year.

Get to know a few of our board members each month.

Mark EvansMark Evans, Northeast Ohio Representative 

80 MS, ’77 BS Agricultural Education

Q: Tell us about what you like to do when you are not working or volunteering with CFAES.

A: I love being outside gardening and doing yard work. I grow trials in my yard of new sample flowers and vegetables from vendors and breeders. I love going to Columbus with my wife, also a Buckeye graduate, to visit our three Buckeye daughters and their families. I enjoy attending high school athletic sporting events and OHSAA state tournaments.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the CFAES board? 

A: I really enjoy the interaction with all of our board members. There is a good cross-section of energetic and diverse board members that mesh extremely well with myself and the other older alumni board members. As a CFAES board member, I have had the opportunity to attend Dean Kress’ State of the College Address, the Farm Science Review, and the FSR Celebration of Agriculture Luncheon. I have toured the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory and participated in the Club and Society Leadership Symposium. The future is bright for CFAES, the cornerstone college of The Ohio State University.

Kaley OrrKaley Orr, Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering Representative

15 BSFABE Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the CFAES board? 

A: My favorite thing about being on the CFAES board is getting to meet and talk to a lot of alumni from the college and hear how their journey through CFAES got them to where they are now! Everyone has such a special experience from their time in CFAES and a unique path afterward.

Q: What is your favorite CFAES memory? 

A: My favorite CFAES memory was when the Ohio State football team was going to the Sugar Bowl and there was a random draft for students to get free tickets. I was in the FABE computer lab when the ticket recipients were emailed, and I found out that I got a ticket. A guy sitting near me in the lab also got a ticket, and although we didn’t know each other super well, we sat together at the Sugar Bowl game. Long story short, we’ve been married three years now!

Q: What is your CFAES or Ohio State fun fact? 

A: My husband and I both went through the FABE program, along with my brother and my husband’s brother (and my dad too!), so it’s really a near and dear program to my family!

To get to know more about the CFAES Alumni Society Board of Directors, and to apply to be a board member using our rolling application, click here.