Chief of Staff
Ms. Elizabeth Blevins has 34 years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing, and corporate development. She joined Shawnee State in 2008, created the brand for the institution, and developed an integrated Marketing & Communications Office.
Liz earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Morehead State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University. She is accredited in public relations through the Public Relations Society of America and maintains her credentials through recognized continuing education. In 2019 she was named the PR Practitioner of the Year by the River Cities Chapter of PRSA.
As Chief of Staff, Liz will work closely with leadership throughout the institution to achieve our strategic goals, foster relationships that support our mission, and facilitate projects that strengthen the institution.
Mr. Michael McPhillips joined Shawnee State in 2017 after previously representing various Ohio universities and colleges at the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
A graduate of Syracuse University where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications, Mike earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School.
Mr. McPhillip's role as General Counsel includes advising the Board of Trustees and administration on policy development, ethics, contracts, personnel issues, public records, and compliance with federal and state laws. Mike is also serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees.
The Office of the President is managed by Sandy Duduit, Executive Assistant and primary liaison to the Board of Trustees, SSUDF Board, and SSU Advisory Boards. Sandy has over 25 years of experience in office management. During her 16 years at Shawnee State, she has served as executive assistant to the President, Vice President for Advancement and Vice President for Finance & Administration.