Mr. Josh Bodnar

Coord Studnt Develop Retention

Josh Bodnar headshot


Josh is a native of Berlin Center, OH and a 2008 alum of Youngstown State. He returned to YSU in 2018 to join the staff of the Honors College after spending 10 years living and working in Athens, OH. Prior to his return, Josh completed his master’s degree and held various roles in Student Affairs and Information Technology at Ohio University.

In his current role with the Honors College, Josh coordinates a variety of programs, events and services designed to assist honors students with maximizing their YSU experience.

Outside of his work with the Honors College, Josh’s hobbies include volunteering with the Boy Scouts, acting and serving on the stage crew for community theater productions, and officiating HS track and field and cross country meets.


Middle Childhood Education - Mathematics & Science
The Beeghly College of Education
Youngstown State University

College Student Personnel
The Patton College of Education
Ohio University

Affiliations & Honors

  • Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
  • Registered Track & Field / XC Official - Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America