News and Notes

Nov 29, 2023

Search committee announcement

I am pleased to share today the search committee for the university’s next executive vice president and provost. The committee of Ohio State faculty, staff and students will work closely with the search firm Education Executives to provide input and feedback, and coordinate campus listening sessions.
Nov 20, 2023

Ohio State acting president said university is steady as Ted Carter arrives

"The team is stable, the team is solid, and we're a place that continues to excel," Ohio State Acting President Mohler said. "I think with the team that we have here, the citizens of Ohio should feel really good about where we're headed going forward." - via The Columbus Dispatch
Nov 15, 2023

Leadership announcements

I am pleased to share that the Ohio State University Board of Trustees Talent, Compensation & Governance Committee has voted to appoint Karla Zadnik as interim executive vice president and provost, effective January 1, 2024. The full board will consider the decision on Thursday.
Message from Acting President Mohler. Ohio State will not tolerate violations of the law or university policy. This includes but is not limited to antisemitism, bigotry, Islamophobia, racism, sexism and violence. We have not and will not tolerate hatred, intimidation or harassment of anyone based on their religious beliefs, nationality or identity.
Nov 10, 2023

A message from Acting President Mohler

I am writing to share news of two horrible acts that took place near our campus. In the last 24 hours we have had two incidents that directly targeted our Jewish community. I want to be direct and clear — the university has no tolerance for acts of hatred or violence.
Nov 08, 2023

Ohio State honors Buckeye veterans at annual Rock Ceremony

During the event, Acting President Mohler thanked ROTC students for their service and their commitment to the university’s mission. “Ohio State was founded with a mission to improve the well-being of our communities through education, research and service,” he said. “It continues to be our mission today, but it is only possible because of your commitment to protecting the well-being of every American at home and overseas.”
The Ohio State seal in the sidewalk on the Oval on a fall day
Nov 06, 2023

A message from Acting President Mohler

This is a profoundly difficult time for many on our campuses and throughout the world. The university is where we work and live, and Ohio State will not tolerate violations of the law or university policy. I want to remind us all of the elements of civility and respect inherent in our Shared Values. There is no room for hate on our campuses.
Nov 06, 2023

A Q&A with Acting University President Peter Mohler

Acting President Peter Mohler sat down with the Lantern to chat about some of the biggest issues facing Ohio State at the moment, the university’s response to the Israel-Hamas War and the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action. - via The Lantern
Nov 02, 2023

Intel, athletics and science: 1-on-1 with Ohio State’s interim president

As Ohio State awaits its new president, the man holding the position temporarily also has tasks ahead of him. The university’s board of trustees picked Dr. Peter Mohler, executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge and chief science officer of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, as the school’s acting president. He spoke one-on-one with NBC4 anchor Jerod Smalley. - via NBC4
Oct 18, 2023

Announcement of search advisory committee for athletics director

We are excited to announce the members of the search advisory committee for Ohio State’s next senior vice president and The Wolfe Foundation-Eugene Smith Endowed Athletics Director.