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Dr. Kristina M. Johnson

Appointed as the 16th president in Ohio State’s history, Dr. Kristina M. Johnson brings with her to Buckeye Nation more than 30 years of experience in the academic, business and public policy sectors.
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Navigating COVID-19 Together

Every Buckeye plays an important part in taking care of each other. Learn what Ohio State is doing and how you can keep yourself, your family and your friends safe and healthy whether you have returned to campus or are continuing to work and study from home.

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Office Hours with the President

President Johnson regularly holds office hours open to all Ohio State students, pending availability. Sign up for an opportunity to be selected for a 15-minute Zoom call or in-person meeting.

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Follow President Johnson during her first year as a Buckeye to learn the latest about Ohio State, life on campus and the impact our university community makes each and every day.

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May 27, 2021

Leadership announcement

I am thrilled to announce today that Dr. Melissa L. Gilliam has been named Ohio State’s next executive vice president and provost, effective August 1.
May 26, 2021

OSU president Kristina Johnson brings entrepreneur's energy to a challenging first year

“It’s hard to have first impressions in such an unusual year.” That understatement comes from Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer. It’s early February, and Fischer is talking with Kristina Johnson about her first few months as the president of Ohio State University amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - via Columbus CEO
May 13, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

While Mother Nature did not cooperate, even the rain could not put a damper on the excitement and enjoyment of our first in-person commencements since 2019 – two in one day!