The Ohio State University Corporate Engagement Office

Laura D. Commodore, PhD

Program Director 614/292-1896

Dr. Commodore comes to Upward Bound after having a successful career as a teacher and administrator for Columbus City Schools. She is an alumnus of The Ohio State University, where she received her bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

After serving in many capacities with the school district including those as a classroom teacher and administrator, Dr. Commodore brings a wealth of K-12 educational expertise and experiences to ODI. Dr. Commodore holds specialized credentials and licensures as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, curriculum director, administrative specialist, pupil services administrator and high school administrator.

Dr. Commodore considers it a blessing to have been chosen for this position. She feels that this position will enable her to continue her mission of practicing servant leadership while providing educational access and opportunities to first-generation, under-represented college bound students.