The Board of Trustees for the Oxford Community Arts Center is a group of community and arts-minded volunteers who are responsible for the overall governance of the OCAC, focusing primarily on its mission, strategy, and goals. Board members agree to serve a three-year term with an option for one additional three-year term.
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM.
Alan deCourcy, President
Term: 2019-2022, 2022-2025
Executive Committee, Art Exhibitions Committee
Jeff MacDonald, Interim President-Elect
Term: 2019-2022, 2022-2025
Chair: Facilities & Restoration Committee, Annual Campaign Committee, Planned Giving Committee
Co-Chair: Development Committee
Executive Committee, Annual Gala Committee
Jeff and his wife, Debbie, were owners of Ace Hardware from October 1985 until July 2017. Together, they led Oxford's successful United Way campaign in 2012 and were honored as “Couple of the Year” by the Citizens of the Year selection committee in December 2016.
Connie McCarthy, Secretary
Executive Committee, Facilities & Restoration Committee, Program Committee
Connie is a registered architect with over 30 years of experience, whose practice focuses on educational facilities in both the K-12 and Higher Education sectors. She retired from Miami University in 2020 as Associate Director of Capital Projects. She currently provides consulting services to public owners on construction projects.
Elizabeth Brice, Treasurer
Executive Committee, Finance Committee
Elizabeth has lived in and around Oxford since 1984 and retired from Miami University Libraries as Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Special Collections in 2015. She has enjoyed watercolor painting for 30 years and is a Resident Artist.
Policy & HR Committee
Term: 2017-2020, 2020-2023
Chair: Policy & Human Resources Committee
Olivia (she/her) has been an Oxford resident for most of her life, attending classes and events and frequenting her father’s art studio at the OCAC since she was a child. She is a current education student at Miami University, on track to becoming an English middle or high school teacher. Passionate about people and the place in which she grew up, Olivia now works with the OCAC in efforts to boost community engagement and connectedness.
Chair: Art Exhibitions Committee
Art Exhibitions Committee
Ellen recently retired from Miami University where she taught printmaking in the Art Department. She earned an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and has exhibited her artwork widely. Ellen is also active in the Oxford League of Women Voters and a regular volunteer at Oxford’s TOPSS food pantry.
Jack works in Arts Administration and Management for Miami University. In his free time, he enjoys acting, motorcycling, being outside, and throwing frisbees.
Allan retired as University Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University, having taught here and elsewhere for almost 50 years. A folk musician, he enjoys performing with the Mudlick Five and solo all over this area.