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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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State of the University Address

In her inaugural State of the University Address, President Kristina M. Johnson shared her vision for how Ohio State can fulfill its potential as the model 21st century land-grant university.

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Feb 18, 2021

President Johnson delivers first State of the University address

In her first State of the University address as the 16th president of The Ohio State University, Kristina M. Johnson today announced a commitment to hire hundreds of new faculty members and invest more than $750 million in new cutting-edge research, and promised a debt-free undergraduate education in a decade.
Feb 17, 2021

A life in science grounded President Johnson for leadership

Her career had included titles such as inventor, professor, policymaker, business leader – but it started with “scientist.”
Feb 11, 2021

Reflections of a first-year Buckeye

Your efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus continue to pay off. I am proud to be part of such a caring and conscientious Buckeye community. As this challenge continues, you are succeeding every day in advancing our overall mission and building a better world.