News and Notes

Aerial view of the Oval on Ohio State's Columbus campus
Nov 28, 2022

Leadership transition

I am writing to you to let you know that I have made the difficult decision to step down as president following commencement at the end of the academic year. I am very proud of all that we have accomplished together. It’s been a privilege to serve this incredible university, and I have been honored to work as part of this brilliant, dedicated and passionate community.
Nov 24, 2022

President Johnson helps serve Thanksgiving dinner for Ohio State community

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson and her wife, Veronica Meinhard, joined a team of university volunteers to serve an early Thanksgiving dinner to students, faculty and staff Wednesday at the Ohio Union.
Nov 21, 2022

A message of gratitude

As we enter this season of gratitude, Veronica and I are so thankful to be part of a community like ours. As Buckeyes, we have faced challenges, celebrated great successes and shown remarkable resilience. Ohio State is truly a special place because of your hard work and dedication.
Nov 15, 2022

What we stand for

Ohio State’s Shared Values clearly and unequivocally establish our university community’s collective commitment to excellence and impact; diversity and innovation; inclusion and equity; care and compassion; and integrity and respect. There is no room for hate in our home. The university is where we work and live – and we will not tolerate violations of the values, principles and behaviors that constitute the Shared Values we agree to uphold when we become part of Ohio State.
Nov 10, 2022

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

With the holiday season approaching and the end of the semester nearly in sight, we have much to be thankful for at Ohio State. Our success in academics, research, operations, service, clinical care, and talent and culture continues to increase thanks to your passionate dedication and hard work.
Nov 04, 2022

Ohio State to develop new bus technology testing center with $26.5 million federal investment

Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, university leaders, faculty, students, and government and industry partners to announce that the university will establish and operate a new testing center to support the deployment of zero-emission and low-emission public transportation buses. The project is supported by a $26.5 million investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.
Oct 26, 2022

Michael V. Drake returns to Ohio State for presidential portrait unveiling

Michael V. Drake, Ohio State University’s 15th president, returned to the Columbus campus with former first lady Brenda Drake to witness the unveiling of his new presidential portrait. Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson helped welcome them back.
Oct 25, 2022

Timashev Family Music Building is for ‘everyone’

The Timashev Family Music Building was officially dedicated on Sunday, October 23. Celebrations for the new space included remarks from President Kristina M. Johnson and School of Music Director Michael Ibrahim, as well as performances from four School of Music groups: the wind symphony, the symphony orchestra, the jazz ensemble and the university’s choirs.
Oct 19, 2022

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

Fall is a time for tradition, reflection and gratitude. As we move deeper into the autumn semester, I am thrilled by the continuous success and excellence reflected in all of you!