Press Release

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elect Pamela Springer As Returning Member


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (November 29, 2021)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the election of Pamela Springer to its Board of Trustees.  The November special vote initiates the return of Springer who previously served on the Board from 2011-2018.

“Pamela’s return to the Board of Trustees is a reflection of the ties the University holds with its alumni and industry leaders,” said Melissa Gutierrez, Chair of the Franklin University Board of Trustees. “Her re-engagement expands the professional experience and knowledge essential to oversee the University’s continued growth and success.” 

About Pamela Springer
Pamela Springer is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience growing tech-based companies including raising $55M in funding and leading re-starts and IPOs. She most recently served as president and CEO of ORIS Intelligence. There, she drove strategic growth for the company including being named one of the fastest growing companies in Ohio, supporting over 750 world-class brands and growing its team by 100 percent over the past three years, leading to its acquisition in 2019 by PriceSpider.  Prior to ORIS, she built Manta Media into one of the largest, most trafficked websites in the U.S. 
Pamela has been recognized as one of the “13 Powerful Women Running Today’s Biggest Startups” by Business Insider and was awarded the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Technology for the Central Region. She sits on the boards of multiple emerging growth companies including RevLocal and InvestX Capital.  

Springer earned a business degree from Franklin University, graduating summa cum laude.  She played on the Oakland University basketball team the year they made it to the NCAA Division II Final Four. When she’s not working, Pamela is an avid sports fan, outdoor enthusiast, and flute player, and recently summited Mt. Kilimanjaro.

About the Franklin University Board of Trustees
The Franklin Board of Trustees governs the University utilizing leadership comprised of respected business and community leaders. Members of the University’s Board apply their extensive business and professional experience to help guide the direction of the University and help it effectively adapt to anticipated changes in society and the business community. Through their leadership and industry insight, Franklin University has stayed true to its philosophy of being a pioneer in meeting the needs of adult students who have the ambition to continue their education in combination with other responsibilities by adapting to their needs and responding to changes in society, professions, and the business community.  

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.

Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

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