The Columbus Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in central Ohio. With over 1,125 alumni living within the chapter, the Columbus Alumni Chapter ranks as the second largest group of alumni in Ohio, and the fourth largest group in the nation. Getting involved with the Columbus Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted outings to JCU sporting events, a tour of the Catholic Heritage Center and assisted with the collection of toys for the less fortunate at the holidays. They have also help with the annual John Carroll reception in Columbus for alumni, friends, parents and state politicians and with the recruitment of new students. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at

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Columbus Alumni Chapter Leadership:
President – John Davidson ’88
VP of Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Development – Len Barbe ’77
VP of Leadership/Professional Development – Jeff Stiltner ’92
VP of Service – Rochelle Young ’99
Co-VP of Social Programming – Krista Hazen ’96
Co-VP of Social Programming – John Volpi ’73
Secretary – Griffin Stout ’03

The Columbus Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at or 216.346.3420.