Team Member Contact Info

Nicole Ausmer

Dr. Nicole M. Ausmer


Dr. Nicole Ausmer also known as Dr. Aus. wants to live in a world where people give their best, walk with purpose and dance on beat.


With more than 10 years of experience in student development, leadership education and high ROI programming, Nicole currently serves as the Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development. Nicole works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create dynamic student experiences that serve as the cornerstone for engagement. Nicole is an advocate for students and a champion for diversity. She is a 3-time graduate of the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Psychology and Education. She is an adjunct in the Organizational Leadership Department and contributes to the SALD Leadership Certificate curriculum. She is also an on and off contributor to about 10 blogs that she has started over the last 10 years.

When she is not on campus supporting student programming, you can find her reading the latest book for her book club, playing Just Dance with her family, binge watching Netflix or going for a struggle run. She is an avid sports fan and cheers loud and proud for her teams. Go Bearcats. Go Bengals and Go Lakers.

She is currently working on a fiction book that she believes will be bigger than Harry Potter and Twilight put together. When it is complete she will make a Facebook post about it. Nicole lives by the words,  Give More. Do More. Be More.

Nicole Ausmer

Stephen Craig, M.A. 

Assistant Director

Stephen is a native of Akron, Ohio and has worked progressively within higher education since he became a Resident Assistant at his undergraduate. Stephen has worked as a Hall Director, Conduct Officer, Coordinator of Campus Activities and Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Leadership. Stephen has worked on retention efforts, leadership development programs and as adjunct faculty. Stephen graduated from Walsh University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Stephen received a Master’s of Arts from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Human Development (focusing on Leadership and Administration). Stephen currently is working on his doctorate in Leadership Studies from Xavier University.

Stephen is an avid nerd. He loves Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and Star Wars. Stephen loves reading, traveling, and hanging out with his family. One of Stephen’s greatest joys is working with and helping to develop college students. Contact Stephen if you are interested in UC’s Leadership Certificate or if you just want to chat!

Nicole Ausmer

Jimmy McLeod Jr. M.Ed.

Assistant Director  

Jimmy is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University and earned his Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. Jimmy’s professional curiosity and passion has led him to gain experience in Greek Life, Residence Life, Multicultural Affairs and Career Services.

Jimmy is a proud a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., which he joined in 2008. He is an avid fan of the NBA and all things Cleveland Cavs.  He also considers himself an expert at NBA 2K and you may see him at a concert or restaurant around the city! Pasta dishes and baked goods are always appreciated. 

Monica Ruescher

Monica Ruscher

Program Coordinator, Campus Programs

Monica is a native of Cincinnati, OH. She began her journey in 2008 as a freshman at Ohio University in Athens, OH as an Organizational Communications major and received her degree in 2012. Monica was extremely involved in student organizations at Ohio University and is very passionate about student involvement during college careers. Monica began her professional career at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky in 2012 and has now joined the Student Activities and Leadership Development team as a Program Coordinator of Campus Programs in Fall 2014.

Monica is a proud alumnus of OU, but will also cheer on the Bearcats. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking pictures, and road tripping. She loves going to concerts and all types of sporting events.


Jeff Logsdon M. Ed.

Jeff Logsdon M. Ed.

Program Coordinator, Club Sports

Jeff was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He attended Western Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2012. While at WKU, Jeff worked in various roles for the Preston Health and Activities Center and that is where he developed his love for club sports and intramurals. Upon graduation from WKU, Jeff headed south to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports.  During his time at UAB, Jeff earned his Masters of the Arts in Education, Community Health and Promotion with a concentration in Infectious Disease Control in April 2014. Jeff joined the UC SALD Staff in July 2014 and currently loves his role as Program Coordinator of Club Sports. 

 During his free time, Jeff enjoys working out and playing all types of sports but his true love is officiating! Jeff officiates all levels of basketball, football, and baseball. When he is not at a game or on the road, he spends his time at home with the cutest little boy ever, his son Robbie, and his wonderful partner, Anna!


Eric Hildebrandt

Eric Hildebrandt

Graduate Assistant, Club Sports

Eric is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Eric earned his bachelors degree from The Ohio State University where he majored in Business with a minor in Organization and Performance Psychology. During his time at Ohio State, Eric trained and competed with Ohio State Crew Club, sparking his interest for club sports. In addition to competing, Eric honed his expertise as a leader by serving as president of the organization. Eric is currently working towards a Masters of Science in Sports Administration in the School of Human Services.

Eric is excited to return to Cincinnati and in his free time likes spending time with friends and family. He is passionate about sports and enjoys both participating and watching.

Patty Speed

Patty Speed

Administrative Secretary for Club Sports, Academic Intercollegiate Competition Organizations, and Student Government

Patty is a native of Cincinnati and she began working at UC in 1986.  She has worked in the Purchasing Department, UC Hospital Facilities Management, Athletics, and now SALD.  She joined the SALD team in March of 2009.  Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and arts & crafts projects.





Charlene Walker

Charlene Walker

Charlene is a native of Cincinnati who began working at UC in 1989. She has worked in Student Records, Accounts Payable, The Controllers Office and now SALD. She enjoys working with the kids that come in and out of the office. In her off hour time she enjoys shopping online and quality time with her family.





Bice Mickey

Brice Mickey

Program Coordinator, RAPP

Brice, who uses he/him/his pronouns, was born and raised here in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Walnut Hills, he went to the University of Cincinnati where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from CECH. Though his love of technology prevented him from pursuing a degree in Social Justice, he’s been involved with RAPP’s brand of social justice education since 2009. Brice was a member of RAPP XXV, Peer Leader of RAPP XXVI, Facilitator of RAPPs XXVIII and XXIX, and now Coordinator of RAPP XXX. Brice began his work as a program coordinator in Fall 2014 .

In his spare time Brice enjoys attending social justice conferences, traveling both domestically and internationally, reading thought provoking literature, and hanging out with friends.