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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 14, 2021

Safety actions and resources

The well-being of our Buckeye community members remains our highest priority. The university is taking multiple measures in our approach to keeping our students, faculty and staff safe.
Sep 09, 2021

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

Fall semester is now well underway, and I am so excited to see you back on our campuses enjoying many of the traditions we hold dear. Being able to engage with you – face to face and in person – is such an incredible motivator to maintain our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Sep 09, 2021

Wexner Medical Center interim co-leaders announcement

I am pleased to share that I am appointing Mr. Mark Larmore, chief financial officer of the medical center and vice president of health sciences, and Dr. Andrew Thomas, chief clinical officer and senior associate vice president of health sciences, to serve as the Wexner Medical Center’s interim co-leaders while we launch a search for the next permanent leader.