McCoy to address commencement
Published on August 25, 1993
JOHN B. McCOY TO ADDRESS SUMMER QUARTER GRADUATES COLUMBUS -- Columbus banking executive John B. McCoy will deliver the address to graduates at The Ohio State University's summer quarter commencement exercises. Ceremonies for about 2,000 graduates will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in St. John Arena. McCoy's father, John G. McCoy, will be among six persons receiving the university's Distinguished Service Award. Other recipients are Andrew J. Broekema, Dorothy M. Davis, John T. Mount, Marlene Owens Rankin, and Chalmers P. Wylie. John B. McCoy is chairman and chief executive officer of Banc One Corp., having assumed that responsibility in 1987. He had been president and CEO since 1984. The third generation of McCoys associated with the Banc One organization, he began his career at Bank One (then City National Bank) in 1970. Over the next seven years he worked in numerous areas of the bank before becoming president of Bank One, Columbus, N.A. He also served as president of Bank One Trust Co. from 1980-81. He joined the Banc One Corp., a holding company, in 1983. Born in Columbus, McCoy attended the Columbus Academy where he was active in sports and was class president. He received a B.A. in history from Williams College in 1965 and an M.B.A. in finance from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Williams. McCoy is an active participant in community affairs. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and served as its chairman in 1986 and 1987. He chairs the Capitol South Urban Redevelopment Corp. and the Columbus Area Growth Association. He is chairman of the board of trustees of Kenyon College and currently serves on the boards of Stanford University, Columbus Academy and the Columbus Museum of Art. He has served on the board of the United Way of Franklin County and co-chaired the 1988 United Way campaign. McCoy is a director of the Association of Reserve City Bankers and of the International Monetary Conference, serves on the advisory committee of the American Bankers Association, and is a member of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System. He is a director of Cardinal Distribution Inc., the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Ameritech, and Tenneco, and is a trustee of Battelle Memorial Institute. Distinguished Service Award Recipients Andrew J. Broekema is dean emeritus of Ohio State's College of the Arts. Among his achievements as dean from 1976 to 1988, was the development of computer graphics into the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design. He was instrumental in obtaining approval to proceed with an architecture competition and subsequent fund-raising plan to build a visual arts center on campus, culminating in the completion of the Wexner Center for the Arts. During his tenure as dean, he maintained close ties to the local arts community, serving on the boards of Opera/Columbus, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. At the statewide level, he was treasurer of the Ohio Alliance for the Arts in Education and a member of the Community Arts Advisory Panel of the Ohio Arts Council. Nationally, he held the two highest posts in the arts in higher education: president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, and chairman of the Commission on the Arts of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Broekema earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas. He was assistant director of Ohio State's School of Music from 1962 to 1965 and held academic posts at Eastern Kentucky and Arizona State universities before returning to Ohio State in 1976 as dean of the College of the Arts and professor of music. He served in that capacity until health problems necessitated his retirement in 1988. He continues to serve the university as a member of the College of the Arts' Dean's Advisory Committee. Dorothy M. Davis is owner and chairman of Davis Enterprises, which develops and operates shopping centers, apartment buildings and other real estate holdings throughout central Ohio. One of Ohio State's most generous benefactors and strongest advocates, she is an original member of The Ohio State University Foundation Board and is a member of the The Ohio State University Hospitals Service Board. Davis and her late husband, William H. Davis, have worked to enhance the quality of several university programs, most notably medicine and business. In 1976, the couple created the William H. Davis Professorship in the American Free Enterprise System, now an endowed chair in the College of Business. They also supported medical research at Ohio State with the creation of the William H. Davis Endowment for Basic Medical Research. Upon Mr. Davis's death in 1984, Mrs. Davis created another endowment for basic medical research and to establish a chair in cancer research. The Dorothy M. Davis Chair in Cancer Research was one of the first chairs established in the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. She has continued to show leadership and support in health- related fields. In 1986, the university recognized her by naming a new facility the William H. Davis Medical Research Center, housing clinical and research services for treatment of diseases related to aging and arthritis. A former aviator and teacher of celestial navigation, she attended the University of Miami. She has been active in community affairs in both Columbus and south Florida. She is on the board of the Capital Area Humane Society and is active with the Franklin County chapter of the American Red Cross and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, an organization started in Columbus by her husband. John G. McCoy is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Banc One Corp. and continues to serve as the chairman of the corporation's executive committee, a post he has held since 1984. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Bank One, Columbus, N.A., where he began his banking career in 1937. A 1935 graduate of Marietta College, McCoy has been actively involved with Ohio State for nearly three decades in a number of capacities. A founding board member of The Ohio State University Foundation and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, he has been instrumental in achieving several major undertakings at the university, including the successful completion of the five-year University Campaign and the construction of the James Cancer Hospital. He currently represents the Foundation board on the university trustees' Investments Committee and is a member of the College of Business Dean's Advisory Committee. During the University Campaign, he served on the Columbus Regional Campaign Committee and the National Campaign Committee, helping lead the Columbus region to a total of $178 million in gifts and pledges to Ohio State. He and his wife, Jeanne, as well as Bank One have been supportive of a wide range of university activities and programs, including the colleges of Business and Law, the Historic Costume Collection, athletics, and the WOSU stations. John T. Mount is vice president and dean emeritus of Ohio State. At his retirement in 1983, he had held the post of vice president for regional campuses and dean of University College for 13 years. His long career at Ohio State began in 1941, following his graduation from the university with a B.S. in Agriculture. He worked briefly as a county agent in the Extension Service before serving four years as a naval officer during World War II. After the war, he returned to the university as an assistant professor and assistant state 4-H leader. During this time, he earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He later became junior dean, assistant dean and secretary of the College of Agriculture before being appointed to the central university administration in 1957. Other posts included secretary of the Board of Trustees, administrative assistant to the president, vice president and secretary of the university, vice president for educational services, and vice president for student affairs. He was named a full professor in 1959. Among his many accomplishments at Ohio State are significant roles in the development of the regional campuses, orientation programs for new students and recruitment of academically gifted students. Marlene Owens Rankin is executive director of the Jesse Owens Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Chicago dedicated to helping youth attain their fullest potential. She earned her bachelor's degree in social service from Ohio State in 1960, also serving that year as the university's first African American homecoming queen. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago. Before joining the Jesse Owens Foundation in 1990, she held various management positions in social services in the Chicago area, including at the Museum of Science and Industry, the United Charities of Chicago, the Governor's Office of Human Resources and the Chicago Committee of Urban Opportunity/Model Cities. She has also been a social worker for the Chicago Youth Centers and the Cook County Children's Division. An active volunteer for Ohio State, Rankin was a member of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors from 1985 to 1990 and served as chair of the university's annual fund from 1990 to 1992. She is currently a video spokesperson for the campaign for the Alumni House and a member of the advisory committee for the Critical Difference for Women campaign. Chalmers P. Wylie recently retired after 26 years as representative to Congress from Ohio's 15th District, which includes the main campus of Ohio State and surrounding community. Wylie attended Otterbein College and Ohio State and graduated from Harvard Law School. He served with distinction in World War II, rising from private to first lieutenant and receiving numerous decorations, including the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and Purple Heart. He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He began his political career as an assistant state attorney general, then as Columbus city attorney. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives for six years before being elected to Congress in 1966. During his tenure, he became ranking Republican on the House Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs and was a member of the Joint Economic Committee and the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. As senior member of the Ohio congressional delegation, Wylie was a vital contact in Washington and an ambassador for Ohio State. He was instrumental in obtaining the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic on campus as well as crucial funding for The Ohio State University Cancer Research Center, which paved the way for the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. # Contact: Ruth Gerstner, University Communications (614) 292-8424. 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