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Incoming Ohio State President Ted Carter
Incoming President Carter

Walter “Ted” Carter Jr. was appointed as the 17th president of The Ohio State University by the Board of Trustees on August 22, 2023. He will begin his tenure at Ohio State on January 1, 2024.

Acting Ohio State President and Executive Vice President of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Peter Mohler
Acting President Mohler

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Peter Mohler as acting president effective immediately. He coordinates closely with incoming President Carter and the board to ensure a smooth transition into the new year.

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Helping Buckeyes Thrive

The Ohio State University is committed to helping all Buckeyes thrive. View updates and learn about the university’s holistic approach to enhancing the health, safety and well-being of our campus communities.

Nov 29, 2023

Search committee announcement

I am pleased to share today the search committee for the university’s next executive vice president and provost. The committee of Ohio State faculty, staff and students will work closely with the search firm Education Executives to provide input and feedback, and coordinate campus listening sessions.
Nov 20, 2023

Ohio State acting president said university is steady as Ted Carter arrives

"The team is stable, the team is solid, and we're a place that continues to excel," Ohio State Acting President Mohler said. "I think with the team that we have here, the citizens of Ohio should feel really good about where we're headed going forward." - via The Columbus Dispatch
Nov 15, 2023

Leadership announcements

I am pleased to share that the Ohio State University Board of Trustees Talent, Compensation & Governance Committee has voted to appoint Karla Zadnik as interim executive vice president and provost, effective January 1, 2024. The full board will consider the decision on Thursday.