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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.
Expanded Safety Resources

From the relaunched Community Police Academy and the popular Rape Aggression Defense program to online self-defense lessons and tips, the university offers a wide range of safety learning opportunities.

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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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President Johnson wants to hear from you. Sign up for her student office hours, request a meeting or her participation in your event, or send a message about your Ohio State experience.

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Oct 26, 2021

President Johnson to teach class on reducing carbon emissions

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson is headed back to the classroom, bringing her teaching skills and her passion for research and conservation next semester to a course titled Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Neutrality. - via Ohio State News
Oct 13, 2021

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

Of the many traditions Buckeyes have been excited to return to this fall, athletic competition holds special significance for many. Veronica and I have been thrilled to attend the first games of the season and experience game day traditions like the Skull Session. If you see us, give us an “O-H!”
Oct 07, 2021

Safety enhancement updates

We continue to monitor where crimes occur and deploy resources to enhance safety. We’re strengthening partnerships, using data analytics and exploring new technology, as we work to enhance safety for students, faculty, staff and visitors.