Leadership & Board of Directors

Corporate Portrait of Dr Ribeau

professor of communications, howard university

Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau

Director, 2000

Sidney A. Ribeau has served as a director of Worthington since 2000. Since October 2013, Dr. Ribeau has served as Professor of Communications for Howard University, and he also served as President of Howard University from August 2008 to October 2013. Dr. Ribeau served as President of Bowling Green State University for more than 13 years prior to that time. 

Dr. Ribeau served as a Trustee on the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association for 16 years.  He was a member of TIAA’s Human Resources Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. Dr. Ribeau has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Convergys Corporation from 2001 through 2008 and The Andersons, Inc. from 1997 through 2008.

Dr. Ribeau holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University and a Master and Doctorate from the University of Illinois. Dr. Ribeau brings extensive experience in managing the issues that face large public institutions. His background as the leader of a billion-dollar public institution and as an educator and administrator enables him to provide insight relative to management, educational, financial, human resources and public policy matters.