Alumni News

October 25, 2017 at 9:35 am

Notable Alumni | Political Science’s Kyle Triplett Makes Sure Young Alumni Voices Are Heard

Graphic for College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Award

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students.

Kyle Triplett ’12 Political Science

Ohio University alum Kyle Triplett is currently the Regional Sales Manager for Olympic Steel in Cleveland. Triplett began his career with Olympic Steel as a summer intern while studying at Ohio University in 2011.

In addition to Regional Sales Manager, Triplett has held the positions of inside sales representative, account manager, and purchasing manager with Olympic Steel.

Kyle Triplett

Kyle Triplett

Triplett graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics, and in 2017 with a Master’s in Business Administration. He is from New Philadelphia, Ohio, where his parents Jeff and Jackie still reside. Triplett’s younger brother, Kendall Triplett, is a 2015 graduate of Ohio University.

Triplett joined the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2015. The OUAA Board of Directors is composed of 28 OHIO graduates who uphold the association’s mission to connect, inform, serve and engage alumni with their alma mater.

“I could think of no better way to give back to the University that gave so much to me than by being a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors,” Triplett said. “I hope to bring the perspective of recent alumni to the board, and I want to work with current students to see how the Alumni Association can better serve them, especially as they enter into the professional world.”

Triplett also serves on the Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society board, where he advocates for OHIO Student Senate through mentoring, fundraising and event planning for the organization.


Connections to Ohio University

  • Ohio University Alumni Board of Directors—board member
  • Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Society—member
  • Cleveland Bobcats Alumni Chapter—volunteer

Favorite Bobcat Memories

  • Being elected Student Senate President
  • Ohio Bobcats Men’s Basketball upsetting the Georgetown Hoyas in the NCAA tournament

Bobcat Mentors

  • Grandfather Stephen Triplett, who encouraged him to attend Ohio University.
  • Mentor David Wolfort, who introduced Triplett to Olympic Steel.
  • Dr. Roderick McDavis, Dr. Kent Smith, and Dr. Ryan Lombardi, whom Triplett had the honor of working with as a student leader on campus. They mentored him, encouraged him, and were excellent examples of leaders.
  • Dr. DeLysa Burnier, Dr. Barry Tadlock, Dr. Sarah Paggione, and Dr. Harold Winter, all of whom challenged Triplett intellectually, and are superb faculty members who added value to his academic experience at OHIO. Burnier was his academic adviser and helped Triplett settle into university life as the head of his freshman learning community.

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