OVU welcomes two new trustees

VIENNA – Lorna J. Hutcheson and Robert L. Solomon II have been appointed to the Ohio Valley University Board of Trustees.

Hutcheson, a former military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army, is a federal employee. She serves as one of approximately 35 volunteer handlers for the SANS Internet Storm Center, which is a worldwide team for support, analysis, and documentation of security incidents for the Internet.

She is a resident of Bridgeport and earned her bachelor’s in computer science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

She is active in her community as a volleyball coach for a traveling team.

Solomon is the assistant dean for admission and financial aid at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He also serves as the college’s director of diversity and inclusion. He earned his law degree from the same university in 1988.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Solomon earned his associate degree from Northeastern Christian Junior College, which later merged with Ohio Valley University, and his bachelor’s in communication from David Lipscomb College.

At the College of Law, he served as assistant to the dean, director of the moot court and lawyering skills program, assistant dean for admission and financial aid, an advisor to the Black Law Student Association.

Solomon served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Ohio for many years and as a magistrate for Franklin County, Ohio.

Solomon will be the keynote speaker for Ohio Valley University’s 2014 commencement ceremony this spring.

“We are thrilled to have Lorna and Robert as the newest members of our board of trustees,” said Harold Shank, OVU president. “They both bring a wealth of experience to our board and we look forward to their service, leadership and active involvement.”