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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.
Committed to Safety

Building on Ohio State’s commitment to safety, the university is investing an additional $2 million a year over the next decade to enhance safety and security on and around our campus. Funding will support a number of measures.

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Presidential Investiture

The Investiture of Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as The Ohio State University's 16th president will celebrate 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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Sep 24, 2021

Safety enhancements announcement

Today, I have directed the university to invest an additional $2 million a year over the next decade to enhance safety and security on and around our campus, for a total of at least $20 million.
Sep 21, 2021

Caring for Ohioans as one Buckeye family

The 2021 Buckeyes for Charity campaign is now underway. Through November 5, we can again show the strength of our caring community by making a difference for people and causes all over Ohio. I hope you will join me and other Buckeyes in showing how much we care.
Sep 17, 2021

President Johnson shares a Founders Day message

Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson delivered a message from the heart of the Columbus campus to celebrate Ohio State’s Founders Day. -via Ohio State News