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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

The well-being of our Buckeye family remains our highest priority. Working with partners on campus and in the community, the university is taking multiple measures in our approach to keeping students, faculty and staff safe.

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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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Aug 27, 2021

Safety enhancements

The physical and mental health and well-being of our community members is one of our highest priorities. The frequency and severity of crime in the off-campus area is disturbing. We are taking multiple measures in our approach to keeping our students, faculty and staff safe.
Aug 24, 2021

Welcome to fall at Ohio State!

As classes begin today, I’m thrilled to welcome you to Ohio State’s campuses and back to many of the traditions Buckeyes know and love. 
Aug 24, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

With Monday’s news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Ohio State will now require every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19.