The membership has elected incumbents Karen Deardorff and Warren Jeffers and elected a new board member, Clifton Mason, to the OUCU Board of Directors. We look forward to welcoming Clifton Mason to the OUCU Board of Directors! An accomplished professional, Clifton believes in giving back to the community. He's currently an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the College of Business. In addition, Warren Jeffers, has been elected Vice Chair of the board. 

Clifton Mason

Clifton Mason



Karen Deardorff

Karen Deardorff


Warren Jeffers

Warren Jeffers

Vice Chairperson



We are deeply saddened to announce we have lost a wonderful coworker and friend to many, Dr. Brian Thomas Smith-Vandergriff. Brian, or “Smitty,” as affectionately known, was born on Feb. 4, 1981, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2024.

Brian joined the team at OUCU Financial on Oct. 7, 2019, as the Chief Financial Officer, where he oversaw economic and marketing operations. He worked with OUCU Financial for over four years before his untimely death. Brian was passionate about credit unions and was highly involved with educating others about them by traveling nationwide to spread awareness.

Along with spending time with his family, Brian loved competition cooking in his free time and was integral to Roadkill Barbecue’s success in many contests. Brian’s family is starting an anonymous donation to help his spirit of assisting others stay alive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to James Smith-Vandergriff at P.O. Box 74, Grandview, MO 64030, or to the Roadkill BBQ Venmo account

Roadkill BBQ Donation


Ohio Credit Union Foundation 2024 Video Scholarship


In keeping with the spirit of the credit union philosophy of People Helping People, the Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering three scholarships toward college tuition. The first-place winner will receive $5,000, second place $2,500, and third place a $1,000 scholarship. Students are encouraged to submit video applications now through April 26, 2024.

The three scholarships are available to student applicants who are:

  • A high school senior;
  • A member of an Ohio-based credit union; and
  • Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2024-2025 school year.

To apply for a video scholarship, students should create a 1 to 2-1/2-minute video addressing this year's topic: How does your credit union demonstrate financial inclusion for all?" Video entries can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between. Entries will be judged on the accuracy of information presented, effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question, and originality. All video entries must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2024, by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.



OUCU Financial Welcomes Snider Stroh Jarrett Financial.


OUCU Financial announced that it has acquired Snider Stroh Jarrett Financial “Snider Stroh Jarrett”, one of Athens area’s largest providers of financial planning services, investments and insurance. Snider Stroh Jarrett consists of 3 financial advisors – Mark Snider, Dan Stroh and Shane Jarrett – and 3 support staff who have joined the OUCU Investment Services team. The financial advisors will continue to operate out of their home office on Depot Street in Athens.

“We are pleased to announce that we have joined OUCU Financial and have onboarded to the LPL Financial platform,” said Snider, who served as senior financial advisor at Snider Stroh Jarrett. “When we began looking for the best succession plan for our clients and stability for our long?term and best?in?class staff, OUCU Financial was a logical choice. By partnering with OUCU Financial and leveraging the robust LPL Financial platform, we can continue to provide our clients with personalized advice, outstanding service and a broad array of financial investments – the three things on which we have built our reputation over the past 50 years, and which we are planning as a legacy for the next 50 years.”

“We are honored to partner with such an esteemed and talented group of financial advisors as they continue to offer excellent advice to our community,” said Cory Corrigan, CEO of OUCU Financial. “Mark and I worked together tirelessly over the past 18 months to be sure that the cultures aligned, intentions were pure, and most importantly, that clients would benefit from this transition. With OUCU’s 20 years of experience in the Wealth Management business, almost nearly 70 years of shared solid commitment to the communities we serve, and ultimately helping members live their best financial lives, we believe that we can continue to provide clients with the same incredible service but with a stronger foundation that ensures it continues well into the future.”


Introducing the new OUCU Cards App!


Manage your OUCU debit and credit cards easily with our new app.

  • Instantly lock and unlock your OUCU debit and credit cards
  • Set card transaction alerts to help protect your card from fraud and know when your card is used
  • Report your card lost or stolen
  • Travel notifications
  • View 90-day transaction history

Your OUCU Financial mobile banking app isn’t going anywhere and getting the new OUCU Cards app is easy!



NOW OPEN! OUCU Logan Lending Center

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OUCU Financial Lending Center is open and ready to serve you in Logan, Ohio

We’ve been your trusted financial partner in Athens County since 1955. We’re excited to expand and share our mission in Logan.

As a not-for-profit, our goal is to make financial services accessible and affordable and to serve local communities. We look forward to lending a hand to our friends and family in Hocking County as we spread our mission to go above and beyond to help our members live their best lives



OUCU Phone Banking: Account Access 24/7


2023 will bring a major expansion in banking capabilities and this Credit Union is all about it!

To kick off this year, OUCU has made accessing your accounts even easier with Phone Banking, an automated, dial-in way to quickly perform account transactions with voice or touchtone commands. A convenient and secure way to manage your money, anytime, nights, weekends, and even holidays from right where you are!

There's no waiting in line with Phone Banking!

• Check account balances. Hear recent and pending activity - such as deposits and withdrawals
• Transfer funds between your OUCU accounts; Loan account information - such as balance, payoff amount, and make payments
• Change your Phone Banking PIN and other account preferences
• Speak to eBranch Call Center banking specialist during business hours

Learn More


OUCU Achieves Exceptional Performance Designation

Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank and credit union rating firm, announced that OUCU, has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates OUCU excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 47 consecutive quarters, means OUCU has done so continuously since August 2008. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for OUCU as an “Exceptional Performance Credit Union”. This title is reserved for institutions that have earned Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years) or longer. 

OUCU is the only credit union in the area to be awarded a 5-Star rating.

“Embracing their ‘People Helping People’ core value,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “the nation’s credit unions are well-positioned to help local communities thrive. In fact,” she continued, “credit unions are local small businesses themselves, and their employees are members. Through shared experiences, they know exactly what other members need, and they have the means to help provide it. This has proven a winning combination for OUCU.”

Quick Pay Loan Payment Service

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You can now make an OUCU loan payment inside or outside of online or mobile banking! 

Make a payment from your: 

•  OUCU account
•  account with another institution
•  selected credit or debit card
•  external transfers

Learn more or make a payment now


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Fraudsters never give up and neither do we! Beware of phone calls that appear to be coming from the credit union. We will never call you and ask you for your card number, member number, SSN or PIN. Never give out personal information to someone who calls you.

If there is suspicious transaction on your credit or debit, you may need to verify a purchase with a yes or a no, but we will never ask for your card information. 

Read more about fraud prevention tools from OUCU.