CSRAB Announces New Deputy Director of Museum and Education
February 25, 2016

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is pleased to announce that Dayna Jalkanen has been promoted to deputy director of museum and education at the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center (OSMEC). Jalkanen holds a B.A. in arts education from The Ohio State University (OSU), earning summa cum laude, and a M.A. in arts education also from OSU. Jalkanen has been at the Ohio Statehouse since April of 2011 as the CSRAB’s volunteer coordinator and historical interpreter. Jalkanen takes over for Cheryl Straker who stepped down from the position to pursue an opportunity at the Ohio History Connection as a project coordinator.

“Dayna brings a wealth of public programming and educational experience to the position and will be a valuable asset to the Ohio Statehouse as CSRAB updates the museum in the future. The museum and education team at the Ohio Statehouse is well positioned to increase programming and educational outcomes moving forward,” said William Carleton, CSRAB executive director.

CSRAB on Thursday also announced the reorganization of the OSMEC, with long-time Ohio Statehouse hand Chris Matheney promoted to assistant deputy director and historic site manager and Katie Clement becoming the educational services and museum collections manager.

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