OWU Alumni Partners

Please see our extensive list of Alumni Partners who are eager to help students and fellow Alumni with their career and professional goals. The individuals on this page are happy to be contacted for 1:1 conversations, presentation invitations, and other engagements. Please click on their profiles to learn more and to see their contact details. We encourage students, faculty, Alumni, and staff to engage with these Alumni and form valuable OWU Connections.

Alumni Partners by Industry

Please feel free to refer additional Alumni to this program by emailing Leigh Mascolino, Director of Career Development, at lemascolin@owu.edu.

Mark Shipps '70

Mark Shipps ’70

Various environmental services positions (retired)

Columbus, OH


As an Alumni in Residence, Mark Shipps meets with students one day per week to offer advice and assistance on resumes, cover letters, job search, and networking. He also conducts video-recorded mock interviews.

He spent most of his professional career in the environmental services industry, specializing in engineering, design, and construction. After graduation from OWU, he served as an officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. Following senior leadership roles with several companies, Mark co-founded and was President and Chairman of the Board of the American Environmental Group in Richfield, OH.

Works regularly with OWU students and is open to being contacted for:

  • Speaking with a student 1:1 on campus
  • Speaking with a student virtually or on the phone
  • Presenting to a class in-person
  • Conducting a virtual webinar
  • Mentoring a student
  • Assisting OWU Alumni (recent Alumni, or Alumni in transition)
  • Serving as a resume-reviewer for OWU students and/or Alumni
  • Participating in OWU events such as speed networking, mock interviewing, panels, etc.

At OWU, Mark majored in Zoology and Chemistry, played in Varsity Lacrosse, and is a member of the Phil Delta Theta Fraternity. Upon completion of his private sector career, Mark returned to Ohio Wesleyan as Vice President for University Relations. He finished his OWU work experience as Special Assistant to the President, Rock Jones.