Tickets on sale for "Robert Post: How to Survive Middle School" - Fri, Sept. 30 at 7PM.
Tickets on sale for "Robert Post: How to Survive Middle School" - Fri, Sept. 30 at 7PM.
powered by bulletin

Board of Trustees

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

A former Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount St. Joseph University and current adjunct instructor, Alan worked at Western College in the 1970s. He developed an interest in photography and had a solo exhibit at the Oxford Community Arts Center. His work has been part of several juried exhibits. Alan is a Resident Artist with a studio on the third floor and a member of the Art Shop Collective. View his work online.

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

Term: 2021-2024
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

Term: 2022-2025
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.

Roger Gates

Term: 2021-2024
Policy & HR Committee

An attorney for 40+ years, Roger and his wife Nancy Teckman Gates have resided in Oxford since 1979. They have two children and three grandchildren. Roger retired in 2019 after serving 18 years as the Civil Division Chief for the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office. Roger has served in leadership roles with the Oxford Presbyterian Church, Oxford Country Club, Family Service (LifeSpan), Ohio State Bar Assn., Butler County Bar Assn., Butler County Law Library, Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor, and Supreme Court of Ohio (Disciplinary Board).

John Moul

Term: 2017-2020, 2020-2023
Chair: Policy & Human Resources Committee

A retired attorney, John shares his legal expertise and insights to ensure compliance throughout the Oxford Community Arts Center operations.

Shelagh Moul

Term: 2021-2024
Program Committee

Shelagh has a B.S from Miami and an M.H.A. from Washington University. She's worked in healthcare, finance, and management consulting. She is an active volunteer in Oxford, especially with St. Mary Church. However, her real passion is family and supporting them in as many ways as humanly possible.

Olivia Mullenix

Term: 2022-2025
Program 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.

Robert Mullenix

Term: 2020-2023
Chair: Art Exhibitions Committee

Robert has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign. His work has been seen in solo exhibitions and as part of gallery shows and juried exhibitions. Recent awards include the First Place Award Representing the West: A New Frontier, February 2020, and the Frank C. Wright Memorial Award, June 2019. Robert is a Resident Artist with a studio on the third floor. View his work online.

Ellen Price

Term: 2022-2025
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 Troiano

Term: 2022-2025
Program Committee

Jack works in Arts Administration and Management for Miami University. In his free time, he enjoys acting, motorcycling, being outside, and throwing frisbees.

Allan Winker

Term: 2022-2025
Finance Committee

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.