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A member of the Denison community since 2002, Bill's primary focus is in research and data analysis. Prior to his 15 years in higher education advancement, Bill worked for 10 years in student services. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Capital University.
Steve Romine has been a member of the Denison athletics staff since 1987. Romine began working at Denison as a part-time lifeguard covering the early morning recreational swims at the Mike Gregory Swimming Pool. A short time later, Romine was hired as a part-time building supervisor of Denison's Physical Education Center, covering evening and weekend hours of operation. In September of 1998, he left his position as a buyer in the Acquisition Department of The Boeing Company's Defense Division to assume the full-time position of assistant supervisor of athletic facilities at Denison.
Romine assists in the daily operations of the Physical Education Center and the Mitchell Recreation and Athletics Center. Although duties include assisting with the hiring and scheduling of a roster of more than 100 facilities and lifeguarding student employees, Romine primarily provides training and supervision of the general student employee staff. He was instrumental in developing and overseeing the Facilities Student Supervisor program, providing select student employees the opportunity to gain experience in management of the day-to-day operations of the Denison athletic complex.
Romine's administrative duties include developing and maintaining department databases and electronic distribution lists. He assists in daily equipment issue, laundry and event setups, and coverage of Denison's 23 varsity sports. Romine created and currently maintains web sites for Denison's Intramural, Club Sports, and Recreation programs. Other web publishing duties include pages pertaining to athletics administrators and student employees, as well as assisting in the maintenance of web pages for Denison's Office of Facility and Event Scheduling.
Romine is a member of the Denison Student Employment Advisory Committee (SEAC), made up of a cross section of professional staff members who supervise student employees around the Denison campus. The SEAC offers support and ideas among offices and makes recommendations to the Student Employment Coordinator to help ensure that Denison's overall Student Employment program is operating as successfully as possible.
During the summer months, Romine works closely with the Office of Facility and Event Scheduling to coordinate and supervise the use of the athletics complex by summer camps and visiting groups. Each summer approximately 10,000 visitors make use of the college's athletic facilities.
Romine holds a bachelor of science degree in education, majoring in English, from The Ohio State University (1975).
After careers in retail management and supporting staff in radio and real estate, Michele transitioned into the Annual Fund and the non-profit development world at Denison University in January 2000. She aids the Director in the day-to-day organization of the Annual Fund office and provides project and data management services.
Janice earned a B.S. in animal science from Ohio State University. As a records analyst in Advancement Services, she is responsible for processing gifts to the University. She has been a member of the Denison community since 1999.
Betsy has worked in higher education for over 30 years. Her broad experience comes from both private and state universities and crosses a variety of departments from teacher education, music and libraries to academic affairs, marketing/public relations and advancement. She joined Denison in 2006 as the assistant to the vice president for advancement.
Rob Russo has served as the head men’s soccer coach at Denison since 1999. Since his arrival in Granville Russo has guided the men's soccer team multiple North Coast Athletic Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. to 148 victories, three North Coast Athletic Conference Championships and three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.
Russo's 2003 squad posted a program-best 18-3 record and a share of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Denison began the year with a school record 13 consecutive victories and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the NSCAA/Adidas Division III men’s soccer national poll. The Big Red qualified for the NCAA tournament for the seventh time in school history and the first time since 1983. He was also named the NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
Russo, who is certified by the United States Soccer Federation with an "A" license, holds a bachelor's degree in physical education (1977) from Wilmington College, where he also played varsity soccer. Russo continued his education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, earning a master's degree in health and physical education (1979). While at Miami, Russo served as both assistant and head coach of the Redhawks' men's soccer team. Most recently, he was the men's soccer coach at the State University of New York - College at Oneonta from 1995 through 1998.
Russo began his coaching career in 1978 at Miami University of Ohio as an assistant on the men's soccer staff. In 1980, he was named head coach of the program as well as serving as a physical education instructor during his time at Miami. Following his four-year stint in Oxford, Russo moved on to coach the men's soccer team at Gannon University in Erie, Pa. During his nine years at Gannon, Russo's teams appeared in the NCAA Division II tournament six times. He was named the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Soccer Conference's Coach of the Year three times (1983, '84 and '85), Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Coach of the Year. In January of 2010, Russo was inducted into the Gannon University Hall of Fame where he remains the program's all-time leader in coaching victories.
In the fall of 1991, Russo took the head coaching position at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. During his four seasons in Spartanburg, Russo's teams advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament each year. In 1992, he was named the NSCAA South Regional Coach of the Year. He earned Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year recognition in both 1992 and 1994. Russo also served as a physical education instructor. He was president of the Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Soccer Conference in 1983.