Ohio governor reappoints alumnus to Miami University Board of Trustees
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 00:03
Miami University alumnus David Budig has been reappointed to a second term on the Miami Board of Trustees by Ohio governor John Kasich.
Budig filled in during the spring of 2011 when board member Kay Geiger resigned. Budig officially began his second term on March 11, and will now be a trustee on the board until 2022.
Budig graduated from Miami in 1980 with a business finance degree, and is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Budco Group Incorporated in Cincinnati.
Budig has been involved in multiple groups since graduating. He served as the president of the Miami University Alumni Association board of directors from 1995 to 1999. After that, he served on the Miami University Foundation board from 2001 to 2007 and the For Love and Honor committee from 2007 to 2010, according to Budig.
“I had been a part of a lot of organizations, including the Miami Alumni Association, before I was lucky enough to be able to finish Geiger’s term,” Budig said.
Budig was among a group of people nominated to fill in for Geiger, who resigned after getting an important job at PNC Bank. Kasich chose Budig to finish the last year and a half. Budig has now been awarded another term, and is currently serving as the vice chair of the board.
Sharon Mitchell, chair of the Board of Trustees, has been a member of the board since 2009, and has had the opportunity to work with Budig for the last two years. She said she has seen how he has helped the board in so many different ways.
“He is an outstanding board member who truly helps benefit the university,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell also said she believes Budig’s extensive experience on the Alumni Association board of directors has helped lead to his success on the Board of Trustees.
As members of the Board of Trustees, Budig and Mitchell not only work with other Miami graduates, but also current students.
Junior Arianne Wilt became the student trustee in 2012, and has been able to work with Budig for a year.
“He is very charismatic and approachable,” Wilt said. “And since he has so many close ties to this school, he has a lot of great ideas.”
As his second term gets underway, Budig said he wants to help Miami continue to succeed.
“I want to help Miami continue to provide excellent academic opportunities for students, as well as maintain affordable education,” Budig said.