News and Notes

Feb 13, 2023

Notes from a Fellow Buckeye

Buckeyes around the globe belong to a vibrant, caring community and I am thrilled once again to see our students, faculty and staff participating in this year’s celebration of #BuckeyeLove, which includes National Random Acts of Kindness Day on Friday and Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Feb 10, 2023

U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez donates papers to Ohio State

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez has donated his official congressional papers to The Ohio State University. Gonzalez has served the people of Ohio’s 16th congressional district since 2019. He also attended Ohio State, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy and played wide receiver for the Buckeyes.
Feb 07, 2023

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs donates papers to Ohio State

U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs has donated his official congressional papers to The Ohio State University. The papers will become part of the Ohio Public Policy Archives, a special collection of The Ohio State University Libraries, and will be open to students, faculty and the general public for research in 2028 after they have been sorted and arranged by archivists.
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.