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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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State of the University Address

In his 2020 State of the University Address, President Drake detailed Ohio State's unprecedented momentum and successes championing people and their potential for 150 years (and counting).

Ohio State's Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan is a living framework that enables Ohio State to become the best university we can be.

News and Notes

Stay informed with the latest messages, statements and updates from Dr. Drake.


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