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Dr. Kristina M. Johnson

Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, is the 16th president of The Ohio State University. She brings to Buckeye Nation more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the academic, business and public policy sectors.
Listening to our Community

Ohio State is committed to incorporating input from members of the Buckeye community into ongoing efforts to enhance safety on and off campus.

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Presidential Investiture

The Investiture of Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as The Ohio State University's 16th president celebrated the institution's progress toward greater excellence in academics, research and creative expression, entrepreneurship and partnership, and service to the state of Ohio, the nation and the world.

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Nov 23, 2021

A message of gratitude

This is the time of year when we pause to think about all that we have and the loved ones who surround us. While on this break, I encourage you to express gratitude, celebrate the blessings in your lives and take time to recharge and refresh by focusing on your own well-being.
Nov 19, 2021

President Johnson outlines her vision for Ohio State with investiture address

In her investiture address Friday, Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson reflected on the privilege of serving as president for the past 15 months and outlined her vision for a university that prioritizes access and affordability, faculty excellence, and groundbreaking research and innovation. - Ohio State News
Nov 19, 2021

Ohio State President Johnson lays out plan for debt-free bachelor's degree at investiture

Students must join Scarlet and Gray Advantage to take part in the program. Ohio State will provide scholarships and grants, coupled with paid work opportunities and internships. The university will also offer financial literacy courses and career counseling. - Columbus Dispatch