Who in the world is the CFAES Alumni Society Board?

Brutus Sandiego

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.

Adisa AaronsAdisa Aarons, Out of State Representative 

’09 BS Construction Systems Management 

Field Engineer, City of Atlanta 

Q: Tell us a bit about what you do when you are not at work. 

A: Watch sports, travel (answered prior to COVID-19), enjoy time with family.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the CFAES Alumni Society Board? 

A: My favorite thing about being on the CFAES Board for the past four years has been being able to work with my fellow board members to help support the college. I’ve also enjoyed being able to hear from the current students regarding their experiences as college students.


Ryan ConklinRyan Conklin, Department of Animal Sciences Representative 

’10 BS Agribusiness and Applied Economics, ’10 BS Animal Science 

Attorney, Wright & Moore Law Co., LPA

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the CFAES Alumni Society Board? 

A: Aside from the entertaining interactions with a diverse group of fellow Buckeyes, I really cherish the ability to remain connected to CFAES through the Alumni Society Board. I know my degree reads “The Ohio State University” across the top, but my connection to OSU runs through the college. Reigniting that connection five years ago after law school was incredibly refreshing after being away. There is an incredible sense of togetherness and collegiality among CFAES alums, and I am proud to share in that feeling.

Q: What is your favorite CFAES memory? 

A: Reducing my CFAES story to one memory is difficult, so I would pick the collective memories from student organizations. Alpha Gamma Sigma, Ambassadors, Student Council, Agribusiness Club, Saddle & Sirloin, Buckeye Dairy Club all provided such great moments and the chance to be around some awesome people. CFAES student groups are some of the best in the entire university. Honorable mention goes to working in Ag Admin 100, the 2010 Celebration of Students (shout-out Dr. Trefz, Callie, and Meredith!), and the CFAES Ag-Lympics.