Dr. Michael V. Drake
Dr. Michael V. Drake is the 15th president of The Ohio State University. His focus is on strengthening Ohio State’s position as a national flagship public research university through excellence in several strategic areas. During his tenure, the university has seen record highs in graduation rates, academic excellence, donor support and more. Dr. Drake has been a transformative leader in higher education for nearly four decades, serving as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine for nine years prior to Ohio State.
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Ohio State's Strategic Plan
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News and Notes
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