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Justine "Tina" Skestos

For more than 30 years, Justine "Tina" Skestos has been a devoted public servant and Ohio State ambassador. Among her many community involvements, Tina has held leadership roles at BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Mrs. Skestos is a passionate advocate for Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine, bolstering the college's teaching, research, and clinical programs. As a valued volunteer at the college, Tina serves on the Dean's Advisory Council. Her leadership was key to the renovation of the Veterinary Medical Center's Hospital for Companion Animals lobby. She also founded the "Bandana Program," an initiative designed to create goodwill and raise public awareness of our Veterinary Medical Center.

A champion of women's initiatives at Ohio State, Mrs. Skestos has served as a member of the National Council for OSU Women, and continues to be an active supporter of the Critical Difference for Women and Women & Philanthropy programs at the university. In addition, she served on the host committee for Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute's annual "Up on the Roof" event from 1994 to 2001.

Both Mrs. Skestos and her husband, George, are generous benefactors of The Ohio State University. Together, they have given their time and treasure to the Wexner Medical Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Athletics, and the College of Veterinary Medicine, among others. They were honored in 2004 with the Gerlach Development Volunteer Award, which recognizes significant service to the university.

Mrs. Skestos earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a master's in Sports Administration from Ohio University.