Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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Todd Suddeth, Ph.D.

Todd Suddeth serves as the Executive Director of the Student Life Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University. In this role he will be providing intellectual, multidisciplinary and administrative leadership. This entails assessing student needs and developing policies, objectives, programs and services to serve them; administering daily operations; creating program and service partnerships with students, faculty, administrators and community groups.

Before joining the Multicultural Center, Todd served as the Program Director of the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University. In this role he was able to develop and assess programming and services to increase retention and graduation rates as well as a sense of belonging for Black males at Ohio State. His contributions to the Bell National Resource Center have resulted in its recognition as a national model in higher education for academic success with Black males. In addition to higher education Todd’s career background includes positions in non-profit organizations and state-government. 

Todd received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Akron, an M.A. in Public Affairs and a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Ohio State.

His research interests include career development with a specific focus on the influence of aspiration and possible selves on career decision-making and the successful transition of students from high school to college.