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For Immediate Release

April 29, 2009

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Ohio State Lima convenes Advocates meeting; inducts new member to Hall of Fame

The Ohio State University at Lima will induct the latest member of its Hall of Fame during the meeting of the Ohio State Lima Advocates at 11:30 a.m., Fri., May 1, 2009, in Reed Hall 160. The induction will begin at approximately 11:50 a.m. The inductee will be available for media questions at 11:20 a.m.

The 2009 inductee is G. Gilbert Cloyd, retired Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble and former chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

The Ohio State Lima Advocates group was formed by the Board of Trustees to engage past members and gain their insights and perspective on how Ohio State Lima can better serve its students and community. Members can also be past members of the Citizens’ Advisory Council that preceded the Board of Trustees and selected community leaders.

To be considered for the Ohio State Lima Hall of Fame, a candidate must have attended Ohio State Lima at least one quarter, earned an Ohio State degree, and exhibit leadership in their professions and the community. Past inductees include Kevin Haver, Susan Hubbell, MD, and Jan L. Osborn, PhD.

Advocates Luncheon Agenda

11:30 a.m., Fri., May 1, 2009

Reed Hall 160

11:20 a.m.     Award winner available to talk to media

11:30 a.m.    Everyone seated

11:35 a.m.    University Pep Band plays

11:45 a.m.    Welcome

11:50 a.m.    Award Presentation

Noon            Lunch and presentation by Dr. Bill Ackerman’s students on Youth Violence Study

G. Gilbert Cloyd’s Bio

G. Gilbert Cloyd, retired Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble, was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, beginning with the Lima Campus, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1969.

Following graduation, he entered a private veterinary practice in Chicago. He returned to Ohio State for some graduate work in Veterinary Pathology in 1971. He entered a private practice in Cincinnati in 1972 and began consulting work in toxicology, including work with P&G.

He joined P&G full-time at their Miami Valley Innovation Center in 1974 in their Corporate Professional and Regulatory Services Division. From 1974-1978 he was responsible for the Clinical Pathology lab and toxicology programs for Product Safety. From 1978 until 1984 he continued responsibilities for Product and Environmental Safety in the Packaged Soap and Detergent Division and Corporate organization.

In 1984 he moved to Norwich, New York, and assumed responsibilities for Research & Development in their Pharmaceuticals business. He moved into General Management in 1989, and in 1991 was appointed Vice President, assuming overall responsibility for their Global Pharmaceuticals business.

In 1997, he assumed responsibilities as Vice President for Research & Development in Asia for P&G. He held that position until 2000, living in Kobe, Japan.

He returned to Cincinnati in 2000 and assumed the position of Chief Technology Officer. In that capacity, he had overall functional responsibility for P&G’s global Research & Development organization. This global organization numbers about 9,000 employees in 27 technical centers around the globe. The range of research involves chemistry, engineering, materials science, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, biology including biotechnology, mathematics, robotics, nutrition and electronics.