The OUCU Board of Directors, staff and members mourn the loss of Board Member Maggi Channell, who passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Maggi had served on the board for 19 years, most recently as secretary. She also served on the Ohio University Credit Union Crewson Foundation Board as secretary. She cared deeply about the mission of the credit union and the members it serves. Her presence and contributions will be greatly missed.
An Ohio University Alumna, Maggi earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Master of Arts in Communications. A lifelong Bobcat at heart, Maggi began working at the university in 1974. She held several positions including assistant director, Admission; assistant to the vice president, University Relations; director of campaign relations, The Third Century Campaign; director of special events and publications, Offices of Development and the President; and director of space management; Margaret M. Walter Hall.
She was assistant to the Dean of External Affairs, College of Business as a part of the former Administrative Internship for Women & Minorities Program. She was a member of the Administrative Senate, serving at president from 1996-97. She was named an Outstanding Administrator in 1996 and received a football appreciation award by the Green and White Club in 1988. Maggi also was the first person to receive an OU Collegiate license plate.
Maggi is survived by special friend Gretchen Stephens; longtime caregivers Rina Pancoast and her daughter Mary Beth, and Becky Newell; friends Peggy Pruitt, Jeff Chaddock, Larry Cross, Ann Brown, Pam Fronko, Norma Humphreys, Christy Luehrman, Betty Moore, Chip Rogers; cousins Dottie Channell and Ginger Beringer.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maggi’s name to the Frances G. & Maggi A. Channell Scholarship, Ohio University.
John A. Goodwin, Chairperson
Toni Jago Holdcroft
Kim Bonewit, Chairperson
Thom Luce, Vice Chairperson
Chuck Harrington, Treasurer
Barbara Reeves, Secretary
Bob Courtney, Director
Phil Meyer, Director
Don Horak, Director
Butch Hill, Chairperson
Ann Cunningham, Vice Chairperson
Bob Courtney, Treasurer
Phil Meyer, Director
Crewson Scholarship Committee
Pamela Sue Dillon