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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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Contact President Johnson

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 06, 2021

Join us in creating a Day of Miracles

Today, on the 2021 Day of Miracles, we invite you to join us in celebrating and supporting BuckeyeThon's extraordinary work funding life-saving research, advancing clinical care and providing vital support to children battling pediatric cancer and blood disorders at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Oct 01, 2021

Wexner Medical Center search committee announcement

I write to provide you with details on the national search for the next executive vice president and CEO of our university’s Wexner Medical Center.
Sep 29, 2021

New safety class, devices available to enhance student safety

The safety of our students and the entire Buckeye community is my top priority, and I have directed the university to take additional steps to help keep our community safe and informed. The following new offerings provide students with additional tools and give parents and families more information about what’s happening around campus.