News and Notes

Jan 19, 2023

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

Best wishes throughout the spring semester. Be well, take care of each other and, as always, Go Buckeyes!
The Ohio State seal in the sidewalk on the Oval on a fall day
Jan 13, 2023

Leadership announcement

I am thrilled to share with you the news that Dr. John J. Warner, MD, MBA, will serve as CEO of the Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president at Ohio State. Dr. Warner will join Ohio State on April 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
Dec 18, 2022

Graduates encouraged to ‘pay forward’ at Ohio State’s commencement

At The Ohio State University’s 2022 autumn commencement at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, President Kristina M. Johnson lauded keynote speaker Katie Smith, former Buckeyes women’s basketball player, three-time Olympian and WNBA coach, as one of the greatest athletes that the university has ever educated.
Dec 15, 2022

Celebrating the joys of the season

Sending you the warmest of holiday greetings and wishing you a bright and prosperous new year.
Dec 14, 2022

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

With the end of the semester upon us, I want to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to all of you for achieving yet another period of innovative teaching, cutting-edge research, outstanding clinical care and exemplary service. Veronica and I hope that each of you finds joy and peace in the coming holidays.
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.