From a young age, Tanner Hunt has shown great passion for serving others. After a close family member was diagnosed with ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease – Mr. Hunt was inspired to volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Ohio. His ongoing relationship with this organization has driven his sincere commitment to making a difference in people’s lives. Currently, he is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Systems with a minor in Business, and he intends to graduate in May 2023. His ultimate goal is to pursue a career in the health care industry that will allow him to simultaneously improve quality of care while also making it more affordable.
Upon being admitted to Ohio State in 2019, Mr. Hunt was selected as a member of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program. Named after Ruth Weimer Mount, first dean of students, the Mount Leadership Society is a two-year living-learning scholars’ program that focuses on students who are interested in leadership, service and social change. Mount Scholars develop their skills in these areas by participating in a wide variety of leadership and community service projects. Only 100 students are selected to participate in this prestigious program each year.
During his first year, Mr. Hunt raised funds for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and volunteered at Buck-i-Frenzy, a festival for thousands of students. Additionally, teams of first-year Mount Scholars dedicate their time to planning, organizing and implementing service projects for Mount Legacy Week. Mr. Hunt’s team addressed the infant mortality crisis in Franklin County by working with Moms2B and distributing hygiene kits to expectant mothers. They also served lunch to guests at Holy Family Soup Kitchen and provided them with 200 pairs of socks. In his second year, Mr. Hunt volunteered more than 75 hours with the NNEMAP Food Pantry – stocking shelves, creating food bundles and working with customers in a COVID-safe system. He also co-chaired the Mount Scholars Program’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Committee.
In addition to the Mount Leadership Society, Mr. Hunt is involved with multiple organizations on and off campus. He is an Administrative Assistant in Emergency Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center, and he has held internships with both Cigna in St. Louis and Worthington Industries.
One of Mr. Hunt’s favorite activities so far has been participating in the Recruitment Hosts program for Undergraduate Admissions and Ohio State Football. He currently serves as a Recruitment Host Captain, leading a team of 60 undergraduate hosts who are involved in recruitment activities for prospective students and student-athletes. They are tasked with providing these potential Buckeyes with an informative visit that showcases the true Ohio State experience.
Mr. Hunt also participated as a member of the Fisher Global Consulting Cohort in the spring of 2021. He was one of just 22 students selected to join this cohort for seven weeks of training that culminated in a four-week international project for Ayming, a business consulting firm, in France.
Mr. Hunt hails from Westerville, Ohio and attended Thomas Worthington High School.
Appointed by: Gov. Mike DeWine
Term: 07/06/2021 – 05/13/2023