News and Notes

Nov 21, 2019

A Message from President Drake

I am writing to share with you that I have informed the board that I will be retiring from my role as president of The Ohio State University at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. 
Nov 19, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Brenda and I wish you a safe, happy and meaningful Thanksgiving!
Nov 05, 2019

Ohio State University’s capital campaign seeks to engage 1 million supporters: Michael V. Drake

Our state is blessed with many great public universities, each working to educate students and create knowledge that benefits us all. I have the privilege and honor to serve as president of The Ohio State University. - via
Oct 31, 2019

Coming Soon: Workday

Starting summer 2020, Workday will be Ohio State’s new, modern system for conducting Buckeye business.
Oct 24, 2019

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Guidance

Updated guidance from the Office of the President regarding the expenditure of funds for employee appreciation.
Oct 05, 2019

Column: 'Time and Change' will surely show depth of Buckeyes' generosity

When I’m asked what makes Ohio State University exceptional among this nation’s great flagship universities, the answer is easy: the people. - via The Columbus Dispatch
Oct 01, 2019

A Message from President Drake: Strauss Investigation Update

In May, the university released the findings of an independent investigation of Richard Strauss, a university-employed physician from 1978 to 1998.
Aug 31, 2019

OSU President visits Scioto County Fair

Each summer, we travel across Ohio with students, leaders and friends to connect with communities throughout our great state. Most recently, in southern and southwestern Ohio, we visited towns and cities in five counties. – via The Portsmouth Daily Times
Aug 20, 2019

President's Welcome Message

President Michael V. Drake welcomes colleagues back for the 2019 academic year.